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The Forecast for Houston’s 2016 Hurricane Season

Posted on · It feels a little bit like betting on March Madness teams, but hurricane forecasters say that they have done their scientific homework and know where storms are going to develop. So, here at the beginning of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, what are conditions out there looking like? And should Houston be worried? We talk […]

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Preparing Houston for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Posted on · The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins today (June 1, 2016). To find out what Houstonians need to know to be prepared for the season, we talk with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Judge Emmett discusses how recent floods might have jump-started public awareness of natural disasters in Greater Houston and what lessons we've learned about […]

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Hurricane Season, Full Menu: Best Pizza & The Chicken Ranch: Wednesday’s Show (June 1, 2016)

Posted on · The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins today (June 1, 2016). On this edition of Houston Matters, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discusses how recent floods might have jump-started public awareness of natural disasters in Greater Houston, and what lessons we’ve learned about hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding in the last few years. Then we’ll chat […]

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What’s It Like Flying Through a Hurricane?

Posted on · The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins tomorrow (June 1, 2016), and some forecasts predict it could be the most active season since 2012. However, the season develops, Jack Parrish and his team – known as the Hurricane Hunters – will be part of studying the disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean. They're the folks you […]

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Ed Emmett and The Good, Bad, and Ugly of 2015: Wednesday’s Show (December 23, 2015)

Posted on · As the Judge of Harris County, Ed Emmett is both chief judicial officer and chief executive of the county. While we mostly hear from him during hurricane season as the most visible figure leading in the event of a weather emergency, he's also the man routinely pushing hardest to build support for a long-term vision […]

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What Kind of Hurricane Season Should We Expect and How Prepared is Greater Houston?

Posted on · It's officially Hurricane season, Houston. Starting now, and for the next six months, we Houstonians keep tabs on tropical storms developing in the Gulf and prepare for the possibility that any could make landfall. The last few years have been relatively quiet on the tropical storm front, which would normally leave public officials concerned about […]

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What You Need to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Posted on · New to Houston? Well, we have this thing called hurricane season, and you really need to know about it. First, it starts Saturday and continues through November. It's the six month period in which hurricanes and major tropical storms are most likely to make landfall and potentially do some damage. And while Greater Houston has […]