MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Hurricanes can be devastating to coastal areas, with powerful impacts from storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. Hurricanes can also have severe impacts on inland areas too. Therefore, it is imperative to prepare for each type of hurricane hazard. Advanced planning and preparation are essential to protecting property, reducing risk and ultimately saving lives.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the 2013 Atlantic hurricane forecast on May 23. Falling in line with Colorado Sate forecasters Phillip J. Klotzbach and William Gray that released their forecast on April 10, NOAA also predicts an above average season.
DC JOSH ROBERTS' DEPLOYMENT TO THE FERTILIZER PLANT EXPLOSION IN WEST, TX
The West Fertilizer Plant Explosion will forever be an incident etched into the minds and hearts of all Texans. The sudden, tragic loss of life and resulting injuries & property damage has caused all of us to pause and reflect. The West Fertilizer Plant Explosion is one of those incidents where we will all one day tell the story of “where we were, when”.
DURING A HURRICANE
As hurricanes approach the coast, a huge dome of water called a storm surge crashes into the coastline, causing major damage to everything in its path. About nine out of ten people killed in hurricanes are victims of the storm surge. Hurricanes also spawn tornadoes and cause severe flooding from heavy rains.