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.




Get Ready for Hurricane Season

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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.

 

· Temporada de Huracanes: Learn the basics about hurricanes and hurricane season.

· Marea Ciclónica: Storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property along the coast.

· Peligro del Viento: Hurricane?force winds can destroy buildings and mobile homes, and send debris flying – like signs, roofing materials, siding and small items left outside.

· Inundaciones Tierra Adentro: Flooding from hurricanes is a major threat for people living inland.

· El Trabajo en Equipo de la NOAA: Learn how hurricane forecasts are developed.

· ¡Tenga un Plan! Make a disaster plan and know what to do if you have to evacuate.

· Recomendaciones de Seguridad: Tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane.

Find more information in Ciclones Tropicales: Guía de Preparación.

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