Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2013 National Hurricane Preparedness Week

National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2013 
May 26th through June 1st 

In the wake of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, this annual preparation is quite fitting. Tornadoes are one of the potential hazards resulting from a hurricane that makes landfall. We'll cover the week in more detail, but here is an interactive graphic which you can review for videos and other important planning information.

The goal of NOAA's Hurricane Preparedness Web site is to inform the public about the hurricane hazards and provide knowledge which can be used to take ACTION. This information can be used to save lives at work, home, while on the road, or on the water.

A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface.

Every year, hurricanes put communities at risk of catastrophic damage from storm surges, flooding, high winds, and tornadoes.  During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, we rededicate ourselves to preventing loss of life and damage to property by raising awareness about hurricane hazards and taking action to protect our families, our homes, and our neighborhoods.

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