“Neutral conditions have developed in the tropics in the Pacific,” said James Reynolds of the National Weather Service. “This typically results in near normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic.”
Since 2006, fewer than normal hurricanes have developed. But Reynolds says that doesn’t mean that one won’t hit the Texas coast.
More than 30 members of the county’s Emergency Management team attended a meeting to jump-start the county’s preparations.
“Now is the time to get ready, not when there’s a hurricane in the Gulf,” said Stan Upton, county emergency coordinator.