Texas Ports Prepare for Active Hurricane Season Amid Forecast of Up to 25 Named Storms

This year’s hurricane season is expected to be more active, with up to 25 named storms. AccuWeather’s Lead Hurricane Forecaster, Alex DaSilva, predicts 20 to 25 storms, with eight to 12 becoming hurricanes. Texas, now at higher risk, had below-average risk last year.

Despite forecasts, Texas ports remain ready. Danielle Hale, Director of Emergency Management at the Port of Corpus Christi, notes, “We approach every season as a busy season.” Texas ports develop comprehensive preparedness plans, with the U.S. Coast Guard monitoring conditions. Houston’s Chief Port Operations Officer, Ryan Mariacher, emphasizes their adaptable plans, calling them “less of a roadmap and more of a menu.” Beaumont’s Emergency Management Director, Randal Ogrydziak, ensures readiness by planning from March.

This year’s severe weather is driven by La Nina and record-high sea surface temperatures. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts 17 to 25 named storms and eight to 13 hurricanes, with four to seven expected to be major. Texas ports refine their response strategies, ensuring swift recovery. TLC stands ready to assist. Call us today to learn more about how we can support your logistics needs.

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