National US Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 25 – 31)


Hurricane Hazards
The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30.
Hurricanes threaten health and safety in several ways — storm surges, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding.
Knowing your risks before, during and after a storm, and what actions you should take, you reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.
Steps for Consumers
Get a Kit – When preparing for hurricane season, consider your basic needs after a storm: fresh water, food, lifesaving medications, clean air and warmth. Stock up on the supplies you would need if a hurricane disrupts power and services.
Make a Plan – Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Remember to plan for the safety of all family members, including your pets.
Be informed – Learn more about hurricanes and other potential emergencies that could happen where you live and how to respond to them. Find out about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by your state and local government. Listen to weather reports and government sources to stay on top of developing storms that may threaten your community.
CDC Resources
National Hurricane Preparedness Week:
Hurricane Health and Safety:
Emergency Preparedness and You:
Government-wide Ready Campaign: