Hurricane Season 2021

The weather this year has been quite interesting. We experienced freezing temperatures over several days earlier this year, which included snow. Yes, S-N-O-W, no lyin’ here as we have proof, go check out our Instagram page for those snow filled pictures! We also have had generous amounts of rainfall which has been wonderful for the Edwards aquafer and contributing to the lovely greenery and allergies {ah-choo!}. The weather is warming up and for several months or through the end of the year, it is going to be warmer or just plain hot. Now that the warm temperatures are here and we are transitioning to the summer months, it is official – it’s hurricane season.

Hurricane season officially began this month and runs through the end of November. Nothing to alarm our international visitors as we only want to keep you informed and aware. In the event of inclement or severe weather, just as what we experienced with the freeze earlier this year, you will want to monitor the weather stations (online, local tv stations, and radio) and information come from the University. If you have not done so already, make sure that you are registered with HSC Alert. This will keep you connected to the University and important messages will be sent to you via text, such as delayed openings, campus closures, etc.

There are things that you can do now to prepare for emergency. It is also a good idea to have some emergency items in place in case you need them, such as bottled water, flashlight and batteries, and a medical kit. You don’t need to have a year supply of toilet paper, but maybe just an extra four pack in your reserves. You may also refer to “Build a Kit” for a recommended list of emergency items that should be readily accessible at your home. We are simply providing you with some information and creating awareness. Bottom line is to play it safe, stay connected to our office and the University, and be prepared for when something, such as bad weather, should arise.

As we have received a lot of rain recently and rain does come with tropical storms and hurricanes, make sure that you adhere to all signs regarding possible flooding, evacuation routes, and street closures. Never drive through any low water crossings!

Last and most important, if we do experience bad weather, once the weather has passed, reach out to your family and friends. They will want to know that you are safe. If you have power and have any social media accounts, update them so that your connections know you are okay.

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