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Hurricane Preparedness Week infographic:  Determine Your Risk

The threats from hurricanes to you and your family can vary widely depending on where you live. It’s not just those along the coast that can experience significant, life-threatening impacts. Evaluate what you need to do to protect your home and family NOW, before the first storm of the season even forms.

Thumbnail from YouTube video - Hurricane Preparedness Week - Determine Your RiskToday we sit down with John Bravender, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, to talk about the first day of Hurricane Preparedness Week:

We'll also talk more about assessing your risk for the different types of hazards on Thursday with the topic "Strengthen Your Home".

Find out if you're in a flood zone:

Find out if you're susceptible to storm surge:

Jump to Hawaii storm surge maps.  Please note that these maps are composites created by simulating tens of thousands of hurricane tracks.  No one hurricane will create this level of flooding in all locations.  It is meant to be used for risk assessment and planning.

Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards - Part 2 provides an overview of natural hazards in Hawaii. Printed versions are available for free at libraries across the Hawaii State Public Library System.

To help residents prepare in advance of hurricane season, NWS Honolulu will share information on a different topic each day during Hurricane Preparedness Week: