Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem

Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland. The U.S. has not been directly impacted by a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) in more than a decade. However, hurricanes such as Ike and Isaac reminded us that significant impacts can occur without it being a major hurricane. Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 15-21, 2016) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane.

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Author: Chris Martin

Chris Martin is the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for Brazos County. Prior to moving into emergency management, he spent 12 years with Bryan Fire Department. His response background includes: firefighting, EMS, USAR, wilderness rescue, HAZMAT and incident management. Chris also serves on Texas Task Force 1 as a Technical Search Specialist.