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Preparing for Hurricane Season     

June 6, 2023

By Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

Preparing for the 2023 hurricane season

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season is officially here. The season begins June 1 and runs through November 30 each year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a “near-normal” 2023 hurricane season with five to nine hurricanes. 

In the event of a hurricane impacting the Texas Gulf Coast and our campus, we are prepared to respond in accordance with our hurricane plans and, if necessary, evacuation procedure. For weather updates related to our campus, be sure to stay informed by signing up for Sea Aggie Alerts.

Additionally, to prepare yourself and your household for hurricane season, take these three steps: 

Make an Emergency Plan

Storms can form and change direction unexpectedly, so it’s best to stay prepared by discussing the following and making a plan:

  • How will you receive emergency alerts and warnings? 
  • What is your shelter plan?
  • What is your evacuation route?
  • What is your household/family communication plan?
  • Do you need to update your emergency supply kit?

When making your plan, discuss your and your family’s specific needs and responsibilities so you can assist each other with pets, childcare, business, or medical needs.

Get an Emergency Supply Kit

Your emergency supply kit should include items such as non-perishable foods, drinking water, flashlights, a portable radio, a supply of medications, pillows and bedding, pet items, and mobile device chargers. 

Try to assemble this kit before an emergency, as you may have to evacuate suddenly and will want these essentials with you. Remember that these supplies should be enough to sustain you for at least 72 hours, as it will take time for local disaster responders to reach everyone.

Stay Informed

For alerts regarding our campus, sign up for Sea Aggie Alerts. For accurate and timely alerts about weather and hurricanes affecting Galveston, follow the City of Galveston Office of Emergency Management, Galveston County’s Office of Emergency Management, and the National Weather Service Houston-Galveston.


Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine and maritime branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in science, business, engineering, liberal arts and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.

Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies and the only one in the southern United States, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.