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NC Hurricane Preparedness Week

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. The National Weather Service is responsible for protecting life and property through issuance of timely watches and warnings, but it is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches. Furthermore, mariners should be aware of special safety precautions when confronted with a hurricane.

Download the Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide (PDF) or follow the links for more information. But remember, this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2013 runs from May 26th through June 1st.

OVERVIEW HURRICANE HAZARDS FORECAST PREPARE ACT
Basics Storm Surge Winds Inland Flooding Forecast Process Get A Plan! Take Action
Hurricane Basics Storm Surge & Marine Safety High Winds & Tornadoes Inland Flooding Forecast Process Get a Plan Take Action
Sunday
26 May '13

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Monday
27 May '13
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Tuesday
28 May '13
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Wednesday
29 May '13
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Thursday
30 May '13
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Friday
31 May '13
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Saturday
1 June '13

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All week long the National Weather Service in Raleigh will issue informative messages to help you prepare for the hurricane season. Topics covered this week will include storm surge, winds, inland flooding, forecast process, and planning and action.   The messages will be issued via Public Information Statements.  You can download these information statements via the following links: 


Useful web pages for the tropical season: