Harris County Alerts
Subtropical Storm Joyce Forms in Atlantic

What is the danger?

Located north/northwest of Tropical Storm Helene, Subtropical Storm Joyce has formed in the central Atlantic and is the tenth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, Joyce will continue moving slowly southwestward, but then turn northeast as it becomes a tropical storm and interacts with cooler waters. Although Joyce is not expected to impact our area, there is still a potential for tropical weather through the weekend from system developing in the Gulf of Mexico.


What you need to do:

Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) encourages residents to monitor the forecast daily and prepare for tropical weather later this week.

Get A Kit

  • Check your emergency kits at home and at work to ensure you have enough food, water and supplies for 7 to 10 days. Get a full list of Emergency Essentials here.
  • Remember to pack special items for pets, children and elderly family members.

Make A Plan

  • Review your family’s emergency communication plan.
  • Find out if you live in an evacuation area with the interactive Zip-Zone Evacuation Map. There are no evacuation orders at this time.
  • Texans with functional and access needs can register for assistance by calling 2-1-1.

Stay Informed

  • Check the forecast throughout the week and weekend for updates.
  • Monitor local media and trusted sources for important information from local officials.
  • Sign-up for emergency alerts from our office.
  • Download HCOHSEM's ReadyHarris app to build a personalized preparedness plan on your mobile device,
  • Follow Ready Harris on Facebook & Twitter for up to date information. 

Where you can learn more:

Twitter • Facebook • ReadyHarris.org

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