Gov. Abbott to talk hurricane preparedness with President Trump


AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s 6 days into hurricane season and Texas’ governor is preparing for the next storm.

Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott will talk with President Trump via teleconference at DPS Headquarters in Austin about what worked and what didn’t during the 2017 hurricane season.

He will be joined by the Homeland Security Secretary, FEMA and other governors from across the country.

This year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a likelihood of 10 to 16 storms forming.

While Austin isn’t along the coast, Hurricane Harvey impacted the area with up to 10 inches of rain and 54 mph winds, leading to power outages and some school districts closing.

In the big picture of hurricanes, 2017 was considered the 17th deadliest hurricane season since 1990 according to NOAA, with more than 100 people dead and $200 billion in damage.

Hurricane season runs June 1 through Nov. 30 with it peaking during August and September.

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