Ranked in the Weather Channel’s top 10 most hurricane vulnerable and overdue cities, Houston is a prime contender for hurricane vulnerability due to its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico.
The last major hurricane to hit Houston was in 2008. Hurricane Ike was a Category 2 hurricane—predictions from the Weather Channel indicate that three to six of this year’s hurricanes could end up evolving into Category 3, 4 or 5.
Similarly, a study from the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project predicts a 43 percent chance of a hurricane hitting Texas.
“We estimate that the remainder of 2013 will have about 8 hurricanes (average 5.5), 14 named storms (average 10.5), 75 named storm days (average is 58), 35 hurricane days (average is 21.3), 3 major (Category 3-4-5) hurricanes and 7 major hurricane days (average is 3.9),” states the researchers.
Given the vulnerability of the city, it is important for everyone, particularly businesses, to be knowledgeable of threats that a hurricane can impose.
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