2017 Hurricane Season Begins Today!

2017 Hurricane Season Begins Today!

Hurricane season is June 1st – November 30th

The NOAA climate prediction center is predicting an above average Atlantic hurricane season is most likely for this year. The Atlantic season is likely to produce 11-17 named storms, of which 5-9 are expected to become hurricanes and 2-4 of those are expected to become major hurricanes of category 3 or higher.

This above average prediction is due to several factors.

  • Weak or nonexistent El Niño
  • Near-average or above-average sea-surface temperature across main hurricane formation region.
  • An average or weaker than average vertical wind shear in that region

Start preparing NOW for a hurricane or storm

  • Restock you emergency supply kit, if you don’t have one; start one today
  • Discuss your plan, Montgomery County is a pass through county, we will not evacuate our residents. You will need to decide if you want to leave and where you will go and the best route to take. Keep in mind there will be a lot of people on the roads that HAVE to evacuate, so make sure you give yourself time.
  • Review you insurance and make adjustments where necessary.

For severe weather or emergency information monitor the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website www.mctxoem.org.