Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important for your family to have a plan that includes all of these hazards. Download the Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide for more information. But remember, this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.
You should be able to answer the following questions before a hurricane threatens:
- What are the Hurricane Hazards?
- What does it mean to you?
- What actions should you take to be prepared?
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Preparing for hurricane season: How can you protect your family and your home?
At the start of hurricane season, most local grocery retailers begin stocking Hurricane Preparedness guides provided by the National Hurricane Center. These guides are filled with helpful information, from what supplies to keep on hand to evacuation routs, emergency numbers and shelter locations.
Stocking up on the correct supplies, purchasing a generator, and having an emergency plan in place is an essential part of hurricane planning for all Florida residents. But what about protecting a home from damage? There are hurricane shutters (both professionally installed and hand made using plywood) and sandbags to help with this, but for Florida residents who are in the market for a new home this summer, there are additional safety measures available that will offer much greater protection from storm damage.
- Tropical Storm Emily spurs watches and warmings (summitcountyvoice.com)
- Tropical Storm Emily could target east coast in coming days – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (news.google.com)
- Start of hurricane season has been busy (msnbc.msn.com)
- Hurricane Eugene Strengthens While Tropical Storm Emily Forms (inquisitr.com)
- NASA catches 3 tropical cyclones at 1 time (physorg.com)
- Hurricane Sensibility (publishedworkofrhiannonwaits.wordpress.com)
- Why is a tornado different from a hurricane (wiki.answers.com)