Weather Awareness Information

We are Currently in Hurricane Season (June 1st - November 30th)

Welcome to our Severe Weather Information and Preparedness page. When we encounter a severe weather event, we'll post critical information and updates in real-time on this page to keep you informed with up-to-the-minute details. You can also sign up for our e-Notification Alert system, which ensures you're getting notified with the same critical information in e-mail and text messages on your devices as we receive it in the Emergency Operations Center.

Severe Weather Events can include:
  • Hurricanes
  • Damaging winds
  • Tornadoes
  • Large hail
  • Flooding and flash flooding
Winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow, and strong winds.

What is Hurricane Season?
Hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico officially runs from June 1 to November 30. During this time, meteorologic and oceanographic conditions are conducive for hurricanes to develop anywhere in the gulf.

Preparing for Hurricanes or Other Tropical Storms

Hurricane season typically spans from May 15th to November 30th, with the highest concentration of storms occurring between June and October. These dates are just guidelines and do not guarantee the absence or presence of hurricanes.

It's crucial to prepare before hurricane season each year. This involves ensuring you and your family have a plan in place.

  • Write down emergency phone numbers and keep them on the refrigerator or near every phone in your house. You can also program them into your cell phone.
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit.
  • Locate the nearest shelter and different routes to access them from your home. If shelter locations and details are not immediately available, the City of Conroe will send out text messages with vital information as it develops, including lists of shelters, during a hurricane. SIGN UP FOR TEXT MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS here.
  • Pet owners: Pre-identify shelters, a pet-friendly hotel, or an out-of-town friend or relative where you can take your pets in an evacuation. Local animal shelters can offer advice on what to do with your pets if you are encouraged to evacuate your home.

What's the difference between a hurricane "WATCH" and a "WARNING?"

hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible in our area. Experts typically announce hurricane watches 48 hours before they expect tropical storm-force winds.

hurricane warning means hurricane-force winds are expected in our area. Experts issue these warnings 36 hours before tropical-storm-force winds are expected, ensuring people have enough time to prepare for the storm.

Recommended Emergency Water and Food Supply

  • Store at least 1 gallon of water per person daily for three days for drinking and sanitation.
  • Try to store a 2-week supply.
  • Consider storing more water than this for pregnant women, sick people, pets, or people living in hot climates.

Consider the following things when putting together your emergency food supplies:

  • Store at least a several-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Choose foods your family will eat.
  • Remember any special dietary needs

Recommended items for emergency food supply kits:

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and a can opener
  • Protein or fruit bars
  • Dry cereal or granola
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried fruit
  • Canned juices
  • Non-perishable pasteurized milk
  • High-energy foods
  • Food for infants
  • Comfort/stress foods

Keep a First-Aid kit on hand and stocked with First-Aid supplies, such as:

  • First aid reference
  • Non-latex gloves
  • A thermometer that is easy to use and to read
  • Waterproof bandages and gauze
  • Tweezers and scissors
  • Antibiotic cream or ointment

Prescriptions

An emergency can make it difficult to refill prescriptions or to find an open pharmacy. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about creating an emergency supply of medicines that fits your needs.

Paperwork

Paperwork includes any essential documents and personal data that might serve as proof of insurance or identity or instruct others on how to help you in an emergency. Collect and protect insurance cards, personal identification, and emergency action plans to prepare for an evacuation.

Power Sources

Be prepared to be without electricity during an emergency. Identify emergency lighting, safe heating alternatives, and backup power sources for your devices, appliances, and medical equipment.

  • Emergency lighting, such as a flashlight, head lamp, or battery-powered lantern
  • Extra batteries in common sizes, such as AA and AAA
  • A generator with at least 20 feet of extension cord(s) and enough fuel to keep it running.
  • Car charger(s), power banks, and adapters for home use equipment and devices
  • A battery-powered or hand-crank NOAA weather radio with USB port(s)

Sign up for Emergency Alerts

The e-Notify Alert system allows you to receive real-time text and e-mail notifications about severe weather and emergency alerts that affect our community.

Signing up to receive our e-notifications ensures you'll get the latest, crucial information about the event within minutes of our communications team receiving it. The City of Conroe website is our primary source of information distribution and is always the first place critical information is posted. 

Step-by-Step Instructions to sign up for e-Notify alerts:

1. Visit Conroe, TX (cityofconroe.org)

2. Enter your email address under YOUR EMAIL and click Sign In.

3. If you want to receive updates by text message, enter your cell phone number under YOUR PHONE NUMBER and click Save.

4. Select the pages for which you would like to receive an alert by clicking the blue circle to the right of either the email icon or the phone icon associated with each page.

5. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

6. You will be automatically enrolled if you sign up for text message alerts. If you signed up for email alerts, you will receive a confirmation email from noreply@revize.com.

To begin receiving email alerts, click "click here" and follow "To confirm and complete these changes."

7. To change or review your E-Notify subscriptions, visit Conroe, TX (cityofconroe.org) and log in with your email address.

 

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