HARRIS COUNTY — Tropical Storm Kirk has formed, but isn’t expected to impact Texas.

Due south of the Cabo Verde Islands, Tropical Storm Kirk has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is the eleventh named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Kirk will continue moving west over the weekend, but does not pose a threat to the Texas Gulf Coast area.

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) urges residents to monitor the weather regularly for changes in tropical forecasts. We are in the peak of Hurricane Season and now is the time to get prepared.


Download the Ready Harris app ( or go to for all-hazard preparedness information and to sign up for emergency alerts.

For more information, check out the National Hurricane Center at and forecasts from the National Weather Service Houston-Galveston

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