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!
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
- 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).