Harris County Officials: People, Get Ready

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management ) is urging residents to monitor tropical weather this week.

According to the National Weather Service, a low pressure system in the Yucatan Peninsula is expected to move across the Gulf and potentially affect the Texas coast.

"If a tropical system develops, the primary threat to our region would be tropical storm winds, heavy rainfall and flooding along the coast," HCOHSEM stated Monday. "Residents should also monitor the forecast for a second system that is moving into the southern Caribbean. This system has a 90 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm in the next two days.

What to do

Harris County residents are asked to closely monitor these systems for the next several days.

"All residents of the Texas Gulf Coast should have a plan for tropical weather," says HCOHSEM says. "If you live in an evacuation zone and will need assistance evacuating, please call 2-1-1 and register today."

People can get all-hazard preparedness information and sign up for alerts at www.readyharris.org.

Also, HCOHSEM's ReadyHarris mobile app offers personalized preparedness planning for both Apple and Android devices.

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