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The Galveston County Daily News : Storm Season

October 1, 2014

Storm Season


Hurricane Ike as seen by the crew of the International Space Station on Sept. 10, 2008. The storm made landfall east of Galveston as a Category 2 hurricane on Sept. 13.
The Official Hurricane Preparedness Guide for Galveston
Thursday 05/29/2014
As time since Ike passes, city focuses on preparedness
Posted: May 29, 2014

GALVESTON — Charlie Kelly was in Galveston during Hurricane Ike. But now, almost six years after the storm made landfall and devastated much of the island, he knows that he’s part of a shrinking group. 

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Wednesday 05/28/2014
Hurricane drill tests local emergency teams
Posted: May 28, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — An angry red storm dominated the many HD monitors Wednesday at Galveston County’s Emergency Operations Center, just west of Wal-Mart, on FM 646 in League City.

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Friday 05/16/2014
Experts caution locals about hurricanes
Posted: May 16, 2014

STAFFORD — The first recorded hurricane warning in history was ignored at great cost. This historical incident established a pattern — one that persists to this day, former National Hurricane Center chief Bill Read said.

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Friday 05/02/2014
Today in History for May 2, 2014
Posted: May 02, 2014

From the archives of The Daily News for May 2:

 

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Monday 06/03/2013
Expert: Ike damage could have been much worse
Posted: June 03, 2013

WEBSTER — As bad as Hurricane Ike was, hurricane expert Bill Read believes it could have been worse. Much worse.

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Saturday 06/01/2013
It's time to make a plan
Posted: June 01, 2013

Take it from people who’ve been through hurricane season: The single most important thing you can do is to get your family together and make a plan.

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Tuesday 05/28/2013
County’s EOC gets ready for hurricanes
Updated: May 28, 2013 - 5:08 pm

While not every scenario that could come with another major hurricane striking Galveston County can be drilled, having the infrastructure and communications plan in place are key to be prepared for whatever comes this way.

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Tips to prepare your family for a disaster
Updated: May 28, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Emergency management officials offer these tips for preparing for storm season.

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Deadliest U.S. hurricanes
Posted: May 28, 2013

The deadliest storms that hit the mainland of the United States.

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Galveston offers tips to get ready for hurricane season
Updated: May 28, 2013 - 4:48 pm

Hurricanes are the most powerful storms on Earth because of their size and potential for destruction.  

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If an evacuation is called
Posted: May 28, 2013

 Some tips in case you need to evacuate your home for a storm.

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Are you prepared for the Tropical Terrorist?
Posted: May 28, 2013

Ask yourself seriously: Are you really prepared right now, this minute, if a tropical cyclone formed about 300 miles off our Texas Coast and was forecast to make landfall here in Galveston County within 30 hours or so? 

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Make arrangements for pets
Posted: May 28, 2013

Hurricane Ike taught us all many lessons. In my world, one of the biggest was the importance of safely evacuating with your pets before the storm.

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Make your own power
Posted: May 28, 2013

If you’re going to stay for a hurricane, you’ll need to be prepared for weeks of sweltering humidity without electricity, so having a reliable generator can help you stay cool, calm and connected.

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Stock up your pantry with plenty of food and water
Posted: May 28, 2013

To avoid eating all of your meals out of hermetically sealed plastic pouches, stock your storm pantry.

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Keep water on hand with plastic bathtub bladders
Posted: May 28, 2013

Sometime about Sept. 14, 2008, a lot of people who’d stayed for Hurricane Ike made a depressing discovery: All the emergency water they’d run into their bathtubs had leaked out.

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Power inverter keeps you charged
Posted: May 28, 2013

Staying connected on the road means having to charge phone and laptop computer batteries, and one simple device can keep you in the loop.

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Seven ways to protect your home
Updated: May 28, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Structural upgrades to older homes can protect against hurricane destruction and prevent the most common types of windstorm damage, experts say.

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Keep a first-aid kit at home and in car
Updated: May 28, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Although medical care was available on the island after Hurricane Ike, it was hard to get to.

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Debris-strewn roads no problem
Posted: May 28, 2013

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, even people in Jeeps with snorkel kits attached were driving around on four weak links — the tires.


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Storms spin new clothing style: Catastrophe casual
Posted: May 28, 2013

It’s necessary to have the right clothing to get you through the oppressively muggy days after a storm, when power is out and cool breezes are scarce.

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Medical experts offer advice on how to deal with mold
Posted: May 28, 2013

GALVESTON — Mold, contaminated soil, infections and respiratory ills may lie in wait after a hurricane, physcians say.

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CDC offers tips to stay healthy after a hurricane
Posted: May 28, 2013

Even after the storm passes, the risks of getting sick or injured remain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer these tips to remain safe.

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Stay safe and sanitary when systems are out
Posted: May 28, 2013

Health officials declared Galveston unsafe after Hurricane Ike knocked out the city’s water and sewer systems.

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Make a printed list of contacts
Posted: May 28, 2013

Cell phones have made personal phone books obsolete.

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