Are You Ready For A Tropical Storm / Hurricane?

Hurricane preparedness
Hurricane preparedness

Preparation for Hurricanes

  • Evacuation routes should be planned.
  • Prepare non-perishable emergency supplies, including medications, enough for three days per person, and don’t forget supplies for pets.
  • Make an inventory of your personal belongings.
  • Take a look at your insurance policies, including Flood Insurance.
  • Make sure your home is prepared.
  • Make sure you are receiving weather alerts.
  • Become familiar with shelters and evacuation routes.
  • Animals should never be abandoned!
During the storm
During the storm

When The Storm Hits

  • Evacuate immediately if instructed to do so.
  • If you are sheltering from high winds, choose a room or hallway with no windows.
  • You should not go to your attic if you are trapped in a flood-filled building.
  • During an emergency, listen for instructions.
  • Do not use generators or gasoline-powered machines inside, and keep them away from windows.
  • Do not walk, swim or drive through floodwaters.

After The Storm

After the storm
After the storm
  • Listen to authorities for information and instructions
  • Clean-up should be done with caution. Wear protective gear and collaborate with others.
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or you are standing in water.
  • Avoid wading in the water, which may contain dangerous debris or electrical wires.
  • Save phone calls for emergencies. Use text messages or social media to communicate with family and friends.
  • Document property damage with photos and contact your insurance company for assistance.

Get Ready For Hurricane Season 2022

For the 2022 hurricane season, NOAA is forecasting a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).

NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season