• Disaster Preparedness

Are you ready for hurricane season? The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Being prepared for natural disasters and other emergencies is very important and being prepared ahead of time can help you better to respond once a disaster occurs.

Hurricanes are products of the interaction between the tropical ocean and the atmosphere. They are powered by heat energy from the sea and are steered by the easterly trade winds and the temperate westerlies as well as by their own energy. Around its core, winds grow with great velocity, generating violent seas. Moving ashore, they sweep the ocean inward while spawning tornadoes and producing torrential rains and floods.

Understanding what to look for, and what you should do before, during and after a hurricane will make you more ready to deal with their effects. 

Know Your Risk
Complete A Written Plan
Be Pet Prepared
Evacuation Plan
Disaster Supplies
Strengthen Your Home
Help Your Neighbors