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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 15-21, 2016) 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.

Sunday, May 15th
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
Monday, May 16th
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
Tuesday, May 17th
Secure an insurance check-up
Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or...Read More
Wednesday, May 18th
Assemble disaster supplies

You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath...Read More
Thursday, May 19th
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
Friday, May 20th
Identify your trusted sources of information for a hurricane event

NOAA's National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center are your official sources for...Read More
Saturday, May 21st
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
Strengthen your home Develop an evacuation plan Secure an insurance check-up Assemble disaster supplies Identify your trusted sources of information for a hurricane event Complete your written hurricane plan