May 17, 2017 |
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30, peaking in mid-August and late October. Even though hurricane researchers are predicting a slightly-below average season this year, residents in the Gulf and Atlantic states should prepare every year for potential landfalls.
People who live in hurricane-prone coastal areas should know their vulnerability to wind and flooding, as well as what to do to reduce the effects of both. People who live inland from coastal areas may also experience high winds, power outages, and flooding from torrential rain. Protecting yourself today means having sources for information, preparing your home or workplace, developing an emergency communications plan, and knowing what to do when a hurricane is approaching your community. Taking action today can save lives and property.
Below are some important tips from Ready.gov to help you and our policyholders prepare for hurricane season:
After A Hurricane