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Hurricane Preparedness Resources

In the event of a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico, we recommend that all residents stay up-to-date and aware of possible landfall locations so you can be prepared to make decisions for you and your family. 

Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year.


The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a component of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) located at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The NHC mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards. The NHC vision is to be America's calm, clear, and trusted voice in the eye of the storm and, with its partners, enable communities to be safe from tropical weather threats.

Hurricane Season Be Prepared
Hurricane and Severe Weather Guide 2023 Cover

To view Weather Guides, click on the bold and underlined links below for English or Spanish versions. 

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