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Harris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management
News Release
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate Forms, No Significant Threat to Texas

What is the danger?

Tropical Storm Nate has formed near the coast of Nicaragua. According to National Hurricane Center (NHC), Nate may intensify into a hurricane by Friday. There is high confidence in the forecast that the storm poses no threat to the Texas coast. 

Nate should emerge over the southern Gulf of Mexico by the weekend, where it is expected to possibly impact the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula, including Cozumel and Cancun.  Landfall is expected between Louisiana and Florida on Sunday. 

Tropical Storm Nate is the 14th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.


What you need to do:

Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) reminds residents that hurricane season runs through November 30th.

All residents of the Texas Gulf Coast should have a plan for tropical weather. 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 Hurricane Center

·         Flood Safety: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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