Tropical Storm Cindy
The City of Lake Jackson has been monitoring Tropical Storm Cindy. The National Weather Service predicts that Cindy will make landfall sometime late tonight (Wednesday 6/21) or early Thursday (6/22) morning near the Texas/Louisiana border.
This puts Southern Brazoria County on the “clean” side of the storm and on its western most periphery. We may see some rain and wind from this storm, but nothing major.
TS Cindy does serve as a reminder that hurricane season is here and that a storm can spin up very quickly and be on us in a matter of days. In 1983 Alicia formed in the Central Gulf on August 15th and made landfall at San Luis Pass on August 18th as a category 3 hurricane. That is how fast these things can spin up.
So, use Cindy as a reminder to prepare your hurricane plans. Recently all residents received a brochure in the mail on Hurricane Preparedness. Please review this thoroughly and have plans in place to secure the safety of you and your family. Know what travel route (s) you will take in the event of an evacuation; know where you intend to go and what supplies to take with you; and, know how to secure your home and possessions.
The key is preparedness. Hurricane season has just started and runs through the end of November. Be prepared!