Get Ready for Hurricane Season
May 26-June 1, 2013 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Hurricanes come with many hazards – storm surge, high winds, heavy rains, inland flooding and even tornadoes. The official Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30. As peak season approaches, it is important to understand and prepare for hurricane hazards, even if you don’t live right on the coast.
Viewer Tip: These videos from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center will help you learn more about hurricanes and prepare for hurricane season.
- Overview of a Hurricane: Learn the basics about hurricanes and hurricane season.
- Storm Surge: Storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property along the coast
- Wind: Hurricane force winds can destroy buildings and mobile homes, and send debris flying – like signs, roofing materials, siding and small items left outside.
- Inland Flooding: Flooding from hurricanes is a major threat for people living inland.
- The Forecast Process: Learn how hurricane forecasts are developed.
- Get a Plan! Make a disaster plan and know what to do if you have to evacuate.
- Take Action Before, During and After the Storm: Tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane.