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Harris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management
News Release
Monday, August 07, 2017

Tropical Storm Franklin Forms, Not a Threat to Southeast Texas

What is the danger?

Tropical Storm Franklin formed late Sunday night in the western Caribbean Sea. Franklin is expected to make landfall along the Yucatan Peninsula tonight, then move across the Bay of Campeche and make final landfall along Mexico’s eastern coast.

The National Hurricane Center is also monitoring another tropical system in the Atlantic that has the potential to develop into a tropical storm in the next five days.



What you should do:

Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) reminds residents that we have now entered the portion of hurricane season when every potential system must be watched closely for development and potential impacts to land. About 80 percent of all hurricanes in the Atlantic develop between August and October.

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

Whether you are in an evacuation zone or you just need to be able to ride out the storm, HCOHSEM has resources to help you be ready for anything. Click here to get all-hazard preparedness information and sign up for alerts at

HCOHSEM's ReadyHarris mobile app puts the power to build a personalized preparedness plan in the palm of your hand. The free app is available for both Apple and Android devices.  


Where you can learn more:

·         Forecasts: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston

·         National Hurricane Center

·         Interactive Zip-Zone Evacuation Map

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