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Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and tornadoes from these storms. The National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center issue watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.

Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2017) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Learn how with the daily tips below and related links. Share these with your friends and family to ensure that they're prepared.

Determine your Risk
Sunday, May 7th
Determine your risk

Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing now for how to handle them. Hurricanes...Read More
Hurricane Evacuation Plan
Momday May 8th
Develop an evacuation plan

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that...Read More
Assemble Disaster SuppliesTuesday, May 9th
Assemble disaster supplies

You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy...  

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Insurance Check Up
Wednesday, May 10th
Secure an insurance check-up
Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure......Read More
Strengthen your home
Thursday, May 11th
Strengthen your home

If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many of these...Read More
Check on your neighbor
Friday, May 12th
Check on Your Neighbor

Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before.....Read More
Complete your written hurricane plan
Saturday, May 13th
Complete your written hurricane plan

The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until...Read More