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
- Flashlight with fresh batteries
- 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
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