League City’s Emergency Management Office, in collaboration with the Houston-Galveston branch of the National Weather Service, is closely monitoring Tropical Depression #14 in the Caribbean Sea. Initial forecasts suggest this storm could approach the upper-Texas coast as early as Monday, August 24, although considerable uncertainty persists about its ultimate track. Nevertheless, given the projected path, this storm will need to be watched closely over the weekend and as we begin the new week.
As we enter what is typically the busiest period of the annual Hurricane Season, now is the time for all League City residents to make sure they are ready and prepared for any future flooding or inclement weather event. If you haven’t already, put together your hurricane kit, or if you already have one, make sure to add COVID related items including masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes. For a complete listing of everything you need in your kit visit https://www.ready.gov/kit.
It’s also time to prepare a family emergency plan and decide on a meeting place if you get separated. Your family may not be together during or after a hurricane or flooding, so you need to know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. To download and print a family emergency plan click here.
For more information on to plan and prepare before a hurricane, visit https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.
The Houston-Galveston NWS, which is located in League City, has created a downloadable hurricane guide for the the 2020 Hurricane season. To download, visit: https://www.weather.gov/media/hgx/HurricaneGuide2020.pdf . They have also put together a hurricanes hazards and forecast video. Watch below.