Be Prepared:
Hurricanes are strong storms that cause life and property threats such as
flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. The season runs from June to
November in the Atlantic area.

  • Listen to a NOAA battery-operated weather radio for critical information
    from the National Weather Service.
  • Fill containers with water from your tap ahead of time. Plan on one gallon
    per person, per day for a 3-day supply.
  • Place all valuable and records in a waterproof container and place on the
    highest floor of your home.
  • Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind, such as bicycles, lawn
    furniture, hanging plants and trash cans.
  • Close windows and doors with hurricane shutters or board them up with
  • Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances.
  • Fill your car’s gas tank in case you must evacuate.
  • Create an evacuation plan with your family members. If you must evacuate,
    turn off water and electric utilities.
  • Standard homeowner’s insurance does not cover
    flooding associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, or heavy rain. For more
    information on flood insurance, visit the National Flood Insurance Program
    website at
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