Hurricane Watch Blog
Posted by The Associated Press on June 15, 2015
Tropical Storm Bill has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall in flood-besieged Texas by morning.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday night that Bill was centered about 160 miles (260 kms) east-southeast of Port O'Connor, Texas, and about 155 miles (250 kms) south-southeast of Galveston, Texas. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Texas from Baffin Bay to High Island.
Bill had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph) and was moving northwest at about 12 mph (19 kph). On the current forecast track, the storm would make landfall along the Texas coast Tuesday morning before moving inland over south-central Texas on Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night.
Posted on June 15, 2015
A broad area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to develop into a tropical storm or hurricane Monday afternoon or evening as it approaches the Texas coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Posted on June 13, 2015
Hurricane Carlos is third named storm of Pacific season.
Posted by HERALD STAFF REPORT on June 11, 2015
AccuWeather reports the third tropical depression of the year formed Wednesday south of Mexico and strengthened Thursday into Tropical Storm Carlos.
Posted by JANELLE O'DEA on June 8, 2015
County officials encourage businesses and residents to prepare for hurricanes and other disasters ahead of time even though forecasters are predicting a gentle season.
Posted by KATE IRBY on June 3, 2015
FPL unveils new technologies to restore power quickly after Florida storms
Posted by HERALD STAFF REPORT on June 2, 2015
Colorado State University predicts a below-average hurricane season with seven named storms, three hurricanes, and one major hurricane this year. If a named storm caused evacuation warnings, nearly one in five (18 percent) residents say they would not leave their homes. However, of those who would evacuate, half (49 percent) say they would only leave for a Category 3 hurricane or greater.