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Harris County Alert

November 21, 2016

Tropical Storm Otto Forms Near Costa Rica

What is the situation?

Tropical Storm Otto has formed in the far southern Caribbean nearf Costa Rica. It is expected to make landfall by the end of this week posing no threat to the United States.

What you need to do:

Hurricane season ends on November 30 but, for Harris County residents, preparedness is a year-round job. Go to for tips and resources designed to help you prepare for all of the threats we face.

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. Click here to download now. 

Where you can learn more:

National Hurricane Center
Interactive Zip-Zone Evacuation Map
Houston-Galveston National Weather Service Office - Hurricanes