Hurricane Preparedness Center

Hurricanes are based on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which places them in 5 categories. Weather (hurricane) predictions, names, and tracking are provided by The National Hurricane Center (NHC), a division of NOAA. Hurricane season lasts from June to November. Preparing for a hurricane is necessary if you live in an area prone to them. Prepare a hurricane supply and first aid kit ahead of time that includes (this is not a complete list):

  • One gallon of water per person for at least 3-7 days.
  • Food for 3-7 days per person
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription drugs
  • Cash
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Pet care items

Additional hurricane preparedness items include:

  • Have a safe place to go if necessary
  • Secure your home
  • Taking care of your pets
  • WWhat to do after a hurricane
  • Dealing with the mental stress of surviving a hurricane
Read more: Hurricane Preparedness Article


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