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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Be prepared before a major storm strikes

It’s been 47 years since the last hurricane hit the Coastal Bend section of the Texas Gulf Coast, so most of the residents of Portland haven’t experienced the effects of a hurricane in this community. Being prepared well in advance of a major storm can keep your family safe and help protect property.   

The National Weather Service has a wealth of information about preparing for a hurricane. The site, located at, contains information from experts about everything from gathering supplies and planning your evacuation, to securing your home.

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