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Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina is May 13-19, 2018

Be Prepared - Get a PLAN!

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and tornadoes from these storms. The National Hurricane Center issues watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.

Hurricane Hazards
The primary hazards from hurricanes are storm surge flooding, inland flooding from heavy rains, destructive winds, tornadoes, and high surf and rip currents. While hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property, tropical storms and depressions can also be devastating. Flooding from heavy rains can cause extensive damage and loss of life.

The Time to Prepare is NOW!
What should you do to prepare for a hurricane? Get a plan!

 

As a committed leader for weather-readiness, each day during the preparedness week the NWS will be highlighting ways individuals can prepare for the hurricane season by knowing their risks and taking action.  Scroll down to view each day's topic, or use these quick links: 


 

Sunday, May 13, 2018: Determine your risk

 


 

Monday, May 14, 2018: Storm Surge & Develop an evacuation plan

 

 

 


 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: High Winds & Secure an insurance check-up

 

 


 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: Inland Flooding & Assemble disaster supplies

 

 


 

Thursday, May 17, 2018: Strengthen your home

 

 


 

Friday, May 18, 2018: Rip Currents & Identify your trusted sources of information

 

 

 


 

Saturday, May 19, 2019: Complete your written hurricane plan

 


 

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