Hurricane Awareness Week
HISTORY HURRICANE HAZARDS FORECAST PREPARE ACT
Hurricane History
Hurricane History
Storm Surge
Storm Surge
High Winds & Tornadoes
High Winds & Tornadoes
Marine Safety
Marine Safety
Forecast Process
Forecast Process
Be Prepared
Be Prepared
Take Action
Take Action
Sunday
26 May
Monday
27 May
Tuesday
28 May
Wednesday
29 May
Thursday
30 May
Friday
31 May
Saturday
1 June

Be Prepared

"Preventing the loss of life and minimizing the damage to property from hurricanes are responsibilities that are shared by all."" - Joe M. Allbaugh, FEMA Director

Hurricane Season: Are You Prepared?The most important thing that you can do to prepare for a hurricane is to be informed and to develop a personal preparedness plan.

One of the most important decisions you will have to make is "Should I Evacuate?"

If you are asked to evacuate, you should do so without delay. Unless you live in a coastal or low-lying area, an area that floods frequently, or in manufactured housing, it is unlikely that emergency managers will ask you to evacuate. That means that it is important for you and your family to HAVE A PLAN that makes you as safe as possible in your home.

Disaster prevention includes modifying your home to strengthen it against storms so that you can be as safe as possible. It also includes having the supplies on hand to weather the storm. The suggestions provided here are only guides.



ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION