NOW is the TIME to PREPARE
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“A below-normal season doesn’t mean we’re off the hook. As we’ve seen before, below-normal seasons can still produce catastrophic impacts to communities,” said NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., referring to the 1992 season in which only seven named storms formed, yet the first was Andrew – a Category 5 Major Hurricane that devastated South Florida."
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"FEMA is working across the administration and with our state and local partners to ensure we're prepared for hurricane season," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. "But we can only be as prepared as the public, so it's important that families and businesses in coastal communities take steps now to be ready. These include developing a communications plan, putting together a kit, and staying informed of the latest forecasts and local emergency plans. You can't control when a hurricane or other emergency may happen, but you can make sure you're ready."
Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Read more about Family Communication during an emergency.
Disaster Prevention should include:
- Developing a Family Plan
- Creating a Disaster Supply Kit
- Having a Place to Go
- Securing your Home
- Having a Pet Plan
Be Red Cross Ready
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More on what to do before, during and after a hurricane can be found at: redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane. An infographic on the survey findings can be viewed here.
Related Blog Posts & Links
- NOAA: Below-normal Atlantic Hurricane Season is likely this year
- NOAA: Predicts above-normal Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season
- NOAA Predicts an above-normal Central Pacific hurricane season
- 2015 Hurricane Preparedness - Forecast Process
- NOAA 2015 Hurricane Season Predictions
- 2015 Hurricane Preparedness - Inland Flooding
- 2015 Hurricane Preparedness - High Winds
- 2015 Hurricane Preparedness - Storm Surge
- 2015 Hurricane Preparedness - Basics
- 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Week
- 2015 CSU Atlantic Hurricane Prediction
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- Colorado State University
- Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
- NOAA/ National Weather Service
- WMO Severe Weather Info Centre
- National Hurricane Center (NHC)
- NWS Regional Offices and Centers
- Hurricane Preparedness
- Hurricane Safety Checklist
- Travel With Protection Against Unexpected
More links and information about tropical storms and other weather conditions can be found in the Weather & Hurricane Zone tabs above.
Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 24 - May 30, 2015