What is the danger?
Tropical Storm Paulette, the 16th named storm of 2020, and Tropical Storm Rene, the 17th named storm, have formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Paulette and Rene pose no threat to Texas. According to the National Hurricane Center, Paulette and Rene will both dissipate in the open ocean.
TROPICAL STORM PAULETTE
TROPICAL STORM RENE
What you should do:
We are in the peak of Hurricane Season. While Tropical Storms Paulette and Rene will not impact Texas, now is the time to make sure you and your family are prepared.
MAKE A PLAN
- Review your family’s emergency plan, including what you will do if you stay or if you evacuate.
- Remember to take into account that social distancing is still needed for COVID-19.
- If you live in an evacuation zone (Zip Zone) and will need assistance evacuating for a storm that threatens our region, now is the time to call 2-1-1 or go online to register for assistance.
- As we move into to peak hurricane season, homeowners and renters should contact their insurance agent about purchasing flood insurance. Remember, flood damage is not covered by most homeowners or renters policies. Take action now to ensure that your home and contents are protected by enrolling in the National Flood Insurance Program. Go to https://www.floodsmart.gov/ for more information.
- Go to www.readyharris.org for hurricane preparedness information and to sign up for Ready Harris Alerts to stay informed.
- Follow trusted sources such as: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston, Harris County Flood Control District, and ReadyHarris.
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