Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season Message
Are you RSR for Hurricane Season
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1st lasting through November 30th. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting another above-normal hurricane season. Last year's record breaking season serves as a reminder to all citizens to be prepared for the 2021 hurricane season. For the latest Atlantic forecasts visit:

2021 Hurricane Season Outlook
2021 Hurricane Season

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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Assemble Disaster Supply 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. 
Insurance check up
Generator Safety Tips
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​Stay informed! 

  • ​Follow Red Stick Ready on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Download the free Red Stick Ready app on your smartphone. 
  • Monitor your local weather radio and TV stations for the latest forecasts. 
  • Visit for more information and preparedness tips! 
Stay Informed
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