Hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2017, and will end on November 30, 2017. These dates historically describe the period each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin and are adopted by convention. However, as shown by the exceptionally rare Tropical Storm Arlene, which was only the second named storm on record to form in April, the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time of the year. Pending approval by the National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center will begin issuing advisories on potential tropical cyclones that are a threat to land during this season.
City of Beaumont Emergency Management would like to remind everyone to have a plan. Discuss a plan of action with family members and make sure you are registered with 211 (STEAR – State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry) if you will need assistance. You need to register each year with updated information.
STEAR assists emergency officials in planning for emergency events. Having your information helps to determine what kinds of services might be required during a disaster, and helps responders plan and train more effectively. Communities use their information in different ways, so realize that having your information in the registry DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive specific service during an emergency. Registration is not a substitute for developing and maintaining your own family disaster plan.
For information about preparedness information and checklists, log on to City of Beaumont Emergency Management’s website.