Prepare for Hurricanes
Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents.
Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Hurricane can produce winds exceeding 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and microbursts. Additionally, hurricanes can create storm surges along the coast and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall. Floods and flying debris from the excessive winds are often the deadly and destructive results of these weather events. Slow moving hurricanes traveling into mountainous regions tend to produce especially heavy rain. Excessive rain can trigger landslides or mud slides. Flash flooding can occur due to intense rainfall.
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Hurricane Preparedness - Watches & Warnings
Watch - Weather conditions are favorable for a hazard to occur. "Be on guard"
- Monitor the weather conditions
- Discuss protective action plan with family
Warning - Weather hazard is imminent. "Take immediate action"
- Grab your emergency kit
- Head to safety immediately
Learn more about what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.
Build a Kit
Make a Plan