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Tropical Storm/Hurricane Update
Here is a synopsis of the presentation from this afternoon’s National Weather Service briefing. The tracking has moved south, putting us within the cone, but there is a high degree of uncertainty. The other key takeaways from the presentation are:
- Tropical Depression 14 forecasted to become Tropical Storm Marco later today and move into the south-central Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm on Sunday.
- Changes in intensity as it moves across northwest Gulf, but still forecast to become Category I hurricane
- High uncertainty remains in forecast track!
- Forecast will keep changing, especially over next 24-48 hours
- Current forecast indicates storm could make landfall as a strong tropical storm along TX or LA coasts early to mid-next week
- Main hazards for South Texas: increased swells, a high risk of rip currents, and increased tide levels leading to minor coastal flooding
- Any track changes WILL result in changes to forecast hazards
- Most likely chance of tropical storm winds would be Monday night or Tuesday
If you haven’t signed up for CodeRED, the emergency alert system, it’s not too late to do so on the City or County’s web sites.
Start preparing early … just in case. Suggestions on emergency kits, possible evacuation routes, what to pack, family communications plans and more are available on the City’s web site using the keyword Hurricane Information in the Search bar OR clicking on the About tab on the top of the page.
The City of Rockport encourages its citizens to be safe when hurricane conditions threaten our area. Please review the drop-down tabs at left and familiarize yourself with this potentially life-saving information.
In the case of a possible tropical storm or hurricane, keep yourself informed through the broadcast media or the National Hurricane Center.
Register in the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) online at https://STEAR.dps.texas.gov or Dial 2-1-1 to register if you have a disability or medical needs or if you simply do not have transportation: Gulf coast residents in evacuation zones with a disability or medical needs -- who do not have friends or family to help -- or do not have transportation should register in STEAR in advance.