Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Pacific hurricane season runs May 15 to November 30.
Can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans.
Can affect areas more than 100 miles inland.
Are most active in September.
Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk and review/update insurance policies. Remember, being prepared can make all the difference in staying safe during a hurricane. Stay safe and be prepared.
NOAA 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook:
View the 2020 Galveston County OEM Hurricane Season Preparedness Presentation below.