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National Hurricane Preparedness Week

As the calendar turns to May, first predictions for 2024 hurricane season have been released, and the message is straightforward: Yet another very active hurricane season is expected this year. Forecasters also have provided a concerning prediction that there is an above-average probability that multiple hurricanes will make landfall along the US coastline and in the Caribbean. Hurricane season runs from June through November, peaking in early to mid-September. But hurricanes can happen any time and just about any place.

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical storms and storm surge are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical events, you need to be prepared.

May 5th through May 11th is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Hurricane Preparedness Week, a week dedicated to informing everyone about hurricane hazards and providing information and materials that can be used to prepare and act.

Themes for 2024’s Hurricane Preparedness Week include: 

  • Know your Risk: Water and Wind
  • Prepare Before Hurricane Season
  • Understand Forecast Information
  • Get Moving When a Storm Threatens
  • Stay Protected During Storms
  • Use Caution After Storms
  • Take Action Today

Hurricane Preparedness Week provides an opportunity to prepare now for hurricane season. Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. It is also the perfect time to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season. 

Additional hurricane preparedness information can be found on the following websites: 

Last Modified: May 07, 2024
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