The season's fourth tropical storm has formed, but forecasters say it will pose no threat to the United States.
The teams are also having to learn something new: how to rescue people during a viral outbreak.
The governor, along with the directors of Texas DPS and State Emergency Management were told the storm will strengthen. By late Sunday or early Monday, it could bring heavy rain and strong winds; mainly to East Texas.
Tropical Depression Cristobal is currently forming in the Gulf, and according to the Governor's Office, has the potential to impact parts of Texas as it is expected to regain strength.
Facebook will provide tools for law enforcement and emergency services to share critical information to those who may be in the path of an oncoming storm.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1.
Arthur comes about two weeks before the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season begins, making it the sixth straight year that a named storm developed before the season's official start.
Tropical Storm Arthur formed off the coast of Florida on Saturday, making it the sixth straight year for a named storm to develop before the official June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
With the start of hurricane season now less than two months away, researchers believe we could see "above average" activity in the tropics.
Hurricane season begins on June 1 and lasts through November 30.
The declaration means residents can apply for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
A search and rescue team found a dog buried under debris in the Bahamas, over three weeks after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the islands.
Today's forecast from the FOX 7 Weather team.
Tropical storms Jerry and Lorenzo and tropical depression Karen are all churning over different parts of the Atlantic Ocean.
After recent flooding from Imelda, many Texans are questioning how they can help their affected neighbors.
The high school football game between Hutto ISD and Houston Lamar has been cancelled.
A Houston businessman known as “Mattress Mack” opened his massive furniture store to victims affected by severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda.
There were six active storm systems in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific regions earlier this week, tying a record for the number of combined storms in both areas, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Texas Governor Greg Abbot has declared a state of disaster in 13 counties as the remnants of Imelda moves through the state. A flash flood emergency has been reported for several greater Houston-area counties Thursday morning.
Forecasters warned that Imelda could bring up to 35 inches of rain in some areas of Texas through Friday. The storm system also brought the risk of severe weather and prompted tornado warnings Thursday morning in the areas hit hardest by flooding.