National Preparedness Month: Hurricanes

National Preparedness Month

Hurricanes may be accompanied by many other hazards.
Learn how to prepare.


Here’s your daily tip for National Preparedness Month:

A hurricane is a severe storm that can be accompanied by thunderstorms, spawn tornadoes and microbursts; it can create storm surges along the coast and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall. Severe flooding may also result from a tropical storm or a hurricane.

It is important to learn about the hazards associated with tropical storms and hurricanes and to find out what you can do to prepare, such as making a kit, making a plan and staying informed.

More information: Hurricane Preparedness


HelpFor questions and information, contact the Office of Emergency Management:

National Preparedness Month 2011

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign. NPM is held each September and its goal is to:

  • Increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies
  • Encourage individuals to take action

September 2011 is the eighth annual NPM. The month will focus on important preparedness steps:

The Campaign’s Web sites ( and and toll-free numbers (1-800-BE-READY and 1-888-SE-LISTO) provide Americans with free emergency preparedness information

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