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Tropical Storm Earl Forms in the Caribbean Sea

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August 2, 2016

Tropical Storm Earl Forms in the Caribbean Sea

What is the danger?

Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean Sea, off of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The latest guidance from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) indicates a strong probability that Earl will make landfall in southern Mexico. No significant impacts are expected in our region.

What you need to do:

Harris County residents should closely monitor this system on local media for the next several days. Tropical cyclones impacts, such as rain, are possible depending on where the storm goes after making landfall.

The period from August 15 – September 30 is historically the most active period for residents along the Texas Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are one of nature’s deadliest and most dangerous storms and should never be taken for granted.

All residents of the Texas Gulf Coast should have a plan for tropical weather. Whether you are in an evacuation zone or you just need to be able to ride out the storm, the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has resources to help you be ready for anything. Click here to get all-hazard preparedness information from www.readyharris.org.

HCOHSEM's ReadyHarris mobile app puts the power to build a personalized preparedness plan in the palm of your hand. The free app is available for both Apple and Android. Click here to download now.

Where you can learn more:

National Hurricane Center

Interactive Zip-Zone Evacuation Map


Houston-Galveston National Weather Service Office


Ready.gov - Hurricanes

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