Top - Photo Credit - John Everett, Houston Chronicle - August 21, 1983
Alicia caused 21 deaths, many injuries and billions of dollars in damages and is a tragic reminder of why we need to stay prepared. This storm, a “Gulf Former,” gave us less than 30 hours to get ready. Alicia was a major hurricane “Category 3” with 100 mph winds, gusts up to 127 mph and a 12-foot storm surge.
Have a plan, build a disaster kit and be prepared.
If you know someone that might need assistance evacuating or just needs a ride call 2-1-1 today.
For more information on Hurricane Preparedness visit www.gcoem.org and don’t forget to follow GCOEM on Facebook and Twitter.
David Popoff -- GCOEM Coordinator