National Preparedness Month: Hurricanes
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
For 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
- Encourage individuals to take action
September 2011 is the eighth annual NPM. The month will focus on important preparedness steps: