Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season Message
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1st lasting through November 30th. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an "above average" 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. For the latest Atlantic forecasts visit:
NWS Hurricane 2020 Outlook
definitions

Tropical Depression:
A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind speed (using the U.S. 1-minute average) is 33 kt (38 mph or 62 km/hr) or less.

Tropical Storm:
A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind speed (using the U.S. 1-minute average) ranges from 34 kt (39 mph or 63 km/hr) to 63 kt (73 mph or 118 km/hr).

Hurricane / Typhoon:
A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind (using the U.S. 1-minute average) is 64 kt (74 mph or 119 km/hr) or more. The term hurricane is used for Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclones east of the International Dateline to the Greenwich Meridian. The term typhoon is used for Pacific tropical cyclones north of the Equator west of the International Dateline.
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make an emergency plan!


  • Discuss the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on COVID-19 and how it may affect your hurricane planning efforts. Visit the CDC's website for the latest information. 
  • Develop a plan with your household members that outlines what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate if a hurricane strikes. Use our Family Emergency Communication Plan template
  • Don't forget to include your pets in your plan! 
Complete a Written Plan
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gather supplies for your disaster kit!


  • Have a 3 day supply for each person in your household.
  • Include medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings, personal hygiene items, personal identification, and pet supplies in your kit.
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​Prepare your home!


  • Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs.
  • secure loose items and clear gutters.
  • Fuel your vehicles, generators, and gas cans. Consider purchasing a portable generator and additional gas cans. 
  • Check your insurance coverage. Keep a copy with you - paper or electronic. 
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