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Posted on: September 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] National Preparedness Month - Week 3: Prepare for Disasters

Week 3

Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage because of storm surge, wind damage, and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge is historically the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States. Eastern Pacific hurricane season is from May 15 to November 30 and Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30.  

Prepare a disaster supply kit and emergency plan. Remove damaged tree branches and secure loose gutters. Have alternative charging methods for devices that require power. Learn more about hurricanes.

Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Make sure your family has a plan and practices it often.

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