HURRICANE SEASON 2018
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Hurricane Resources and Safety Tips
2018 Hurricane Predictions
2018’s hurricane season is expected to be an above-average season similar to 2017. In 2017 we saw 17 named storms, with three major hurricanes landing in the United States.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) predict a 70% chance of 10 to 16 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher. Of those, between …
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Every hurricane season, we witness the catastrophic affects of hurricanes. Many people mistakenly believe that hurricanes are just a threat to coastal communities, but the truth is that high winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and even tornadoes can reach many miles inland and a have devastating impact.
This is why everyone should take action now to be prepared for this year’s hurricane season. For starters, learn your zone. Evacuations are more common than most people realize, and familiarizing yourself with your area’s evacuation zones…
During a Hurricane
During a hurricane, it can be normal to feel scared. Being prepared and keeping yourself occupied can help give you the confidence that your family and home will be safe. Here are some tips to get you through the storm:
1. When the hurricane is six hours away from landfall, and you are not in an evacuation area, stay in your home. You may also want to let your family and friends know you are staying in.
What to do After the Hurricane
The hurricane is over. You are filled with both relief and fear. What happens next? Here is a checklist of what you should do after a hurricane.
1. If you have cell phone service and/or power, check in with family members and friends. Texting and social media are great options and won’t use as much battery as a phone call ….