Hurricane Delta Updates

The National Weather Service has issued:
  • A Tropical Storm Warning for coastal portions of Houston, which means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours.
  • A Coastal Flood Warning for coastal portions of Houston. Expect much higher than typical tides after the low tide cycle early Thursday evening. Delta will contribute to increased tides through at least Friday morning and -depending on its track and strength -could persist into the weekend.
The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is closely monitoring Hurricane Delta as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast and is expected to make landfall in Louisiana.
Hurricane Delta is moving over the Southern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to continue to strengthen as it moves northwestward into the Central Gulf of Mexico today. Delta will turn northward Friday, into cooler waters and increased shear, which are expected to cause the storm to weaken modestly before landfall on Friday afternoon and evening. Delta is expected to make landfall near or just east of Cameron, LA late Friday afternoon.
Minor changes to the current forecast track of the storm may still occur, and any deviance to the left of the current forecast track will only increase the potential for more impact to the Houston area than currently expected. Continue to watch this storm carefully over the next day or so.

Protective Actions

The National Weather Service advises that preparation actions that do not require significant time, effort, and money may be good to accomplish now out of an abundance of caution if you are in the tropical storm watch area.

Monitor Official Sources for Current Information:  Rumors and misinformation can be common before and during major storms.  It is important to seek out official information from trusted sources.

Official sources include: the City of Houston Emergency Information Center (, National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Forecast Office (, National Hurricane Center (, Harris County Flood Warning System (, Houston TranStar (, and local meteorologists.

Acciones de Protección 

Acciones de preparación que no requieren mucho tiempo, esfuerzo, y dinero son buenas acciones para clumpir por una abundancia de precaución si esta en la area del aviso de tormenta tropical.  

Monitorea fuentes oficiales de información: Rumores y información falsa pueden ser común antes y durante tormentas. Es importante buscar información de fuentes confiadas  

Fuentes confiadas incluyen: Centro de Información de Emergencias de la Ciudad de Houston (, Harris County Flood Warning System (, Houston TranStar (, y la Oficina del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional de Houston/Galveston (