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Hurricane Preparedness

 

Hurricane Preparedness

 

A Short List of Safety Tips:

Hurricanes can wreak havoc in many ways, with lashing winds, torrential rains, and inundating storm surges. Here are some tips on how to survive the fury of a hurricane.
 
  Coastal residents should form evacuation plans before a warning is issued to identify a safe shelter and a route to get there.
  Stock up on emergency supplies including food, water, protective clothing, medications, batteries, flashlights, important documents, road maps, and a full tank of gasoline.
  As a storm unfolds, evacuees should listen to local authorities on radio or television. Evacuation routes often close as a storm develops.
  Dedicated professionals and improved technology have made hurricane forecasting more accurate than ever before—but it’s far from precise.
  If forced to weather a storm, get inside the most secure building possible and stay away from windows.
  Remember that a lull often signifies the storm’s eye—not its end. Anyone riding out a hurricane should wait for authorities to announce that the danger has passed.
  Source: National Geographic

 

Interview with Brian LaMarre

Meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service

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Important Websites

National Resources
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service
Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
State-Level Resources
myFlorida.com 
FloridaDisaster.org
Georgia Emergency Management Agency