Friends and Neighbors,

With Tropical Storms Marco and Laura both forecasted to strengthen into hurricanes when they arrive on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, please take time this weekend to stock up your emergency kit if you have not already.  The following advisories are from the National Hurricane Center (in English and Spanish; click to enlarge):

Residents can register for AlertHouston at for additional updates. Those who may need additional assistance in evacuating during a disaster can register for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR). For more information on STEAR, click here.

The trajectory and intensity of Marco and Laura may change by the time you read this, but it is important to take safety precautions and prepare now to brace for the potential impact.  Please share this with your loved ones, friends, and neighbors.