As Hurricane Harvey made its destructive landfall on the Texas coast and then sat around dumping rain on homes and businesses, Texans pulled together to help each other out. This video is a look back at how people, including our own employees, managed to pull through one of the most significant weather events the state … Continue reading Looking back at TCEQ’s Hurricane Harvey response
Remember the people: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey on preparedness and compassion
Texans living and working on the Gulf Coast understand that hurricanes are part of life. Though major storms don’t pose a threat every year, residents know that the key to survival is preparedness. Many of our own colleagues here at TCEQ have intimate experience with the storms, including Corpus Christi region director Susan Clewis. As … Continue reading Remember the people: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey on preparedness and compassion
This smells … fishy
Why dead fish follow a hurricane If you live near the Texas coast, you may have seen dead fish following a hurricane. Lots and lots of dead, smelly fish lining the coast. Or maybe you saw them gulping for air at the surface of the water. Perhaps you wondered if it was pollution that caused … Continue reading This smells … fishy
A storm by any other name?
Hurricanes have been given names for quite a while, including the practice of naming storms after Roman Catholic saints throughout the Caribbean Islands hundreds of years ago. Striving for precision, early meteorologists in the U.S. used latitude and longitude coordinates to name storms, based on where they originated. Thankfully, that rather banal branding gave way … Continue reading A storm by any other name?
Longer hurricane season?
With one eye on the rearview mirror and another on what’s just around the corner, the nation’s top meteorologists are considering moving the official start date for the Atlantic hurricane season from June 1 to May 15. A surge in spring storms over the past several years has the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mulling … Continue reading Longer hurricane season?