Hurricane preparedness, akin to other forms of awareness, strives to spread information about the dangers and hazards of hurricanes.
According to the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center, understanding in advance vulnerabilities and actions to be taken in the event of an emergency can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.
Each day this week will feature specific hurricane-related resources and information, from hurricane hazards to disaster/planning preparation. The goal is to ensure that every family has a disaster plan and every business has a disaster checklist.
This week is especially important in light of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s May 23 predications for the Atlantic hurricane season, including 13 to 20 named storms possible, 7 to 11 of those that could become hurricanes and the formation of up to six major hurricanes—category 3, 4 or 5.
Visit NAA’s Disaster and Emergency Preparedness library for of wealth of resources, checklists and other insight critical for weathering major disasters.