Download your 2012 Hurricane Tracking chart so you can keep track of any storms that develop in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
You can also pick up a tracking chart at your HEB store, the KBTX Media studios in Bryan and Batteries Plus in College Station.
When tropical cyclones develop be sure and watch News 3 daily for the latest information and coordinates. You can now watch News 3 online, right here at KBTX.com!
Posted: 05/15/2013 - Congress has approved large parts of NOAA’s spending plan under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 that will direct $23.7 million (or $25 million before sequestration), a so-called “Sandy supplemental” to the National Weather Service (NWS) for forecasting equipment and supercomputer infrastructure.
Updated: 10/30/2012 - A furious Hurricane Sandy began the westward lurch that forecasters feared and took dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware on Monday, washing away part of the Atlantic City boardwalk, putting the presidential campaign on hold and threatening to cripple Wall Street and the New York subway system with an epic surge of seawater.
Make plans early and stay tuned to KBTX News 3, KBTX.com, and local radio stations for storm updates.
Monitor storm reports and keep a log of hurricane conditions.
Remember evacuation routes can sometimes be closed up to 20 hours before landfall by gusty winds or flooding.
Be sure your radio has fresh batteries. A radio is a useful source of information in the event that electric power is unavailable.
Stock flashlights and batteries.
Fill your vehicle's gas tank as soon as a hurricane watch is posted, as fuel pumps will not work if electricity is out.
Store non-perishable, packaged foods which will not require preparation or cooking.
Keep clean, air-tight containers to store enough drinking water for everyone in your family (including pets) for several days.