It’s the start of the 2017 Hurricane Season. And Grimes County’s emergency management coordinator says the forecast from the National Weather Service is rather daunting.
The total number of named storms this season, David Lilly reports, are expected to be between 11 and 17, with the number reaching hurricane strength could be between 5 and 9, and the number that could reach Category Three or higher (kind of like a Catrina) would be between two and four. But, he admits that even with today’s technology, hurricane forecasts are hard to pin down. Actually, he says, it’s more of an educated guess.
And even though we’re so far inland that they don’t get here that often, Lilly warns Navasota News, that when they do, they can leave lasting effects. Like Ike back in ’08 that knocked out Navasota’s power for more than a week.
So before the next one, it’s important your family has both an evacuation plan and an emergency kit in place.
If you need help with either, Lilly advises you to check out the Grimes County Emergency Management page on Facebook. Or call him at 936-873-4404.