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Being Smart About Hurricane Preparedness: National Preparedness Month, Part 3
16 September 2015 |
As part of the National Preparedness Month blog series this blog will cover hurricane preparedness. You can read part 1 on flood mitigation and management here and part 2 on wildfire preparation here.
Forecasters at the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season predicted 6-10 named storms, of which 1-4 would become hurricanes, and only 1 would be a major hurricane (NOAA 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook). This outlook is below the 30-year average of 12 named storms and 3 major hurricanes in one season. Even though the National Weather Service is predicting a mild hurricane season, it advises, “The time to prepare is NOW!”
In recognizing September’s National Preparedness Month, I have identified resources that could help your community plan for the next major hurricane:
How do you ensure that your community is properly equipped to deal with the challenges of hurricane planning and response? Share your comments below.
Knowledge Network Intern
Nice blog! I have read many articles on hurricane. Thanks for sharing this informative list of articles in this blog. A hurricane is a major cause of damage. It may cause health and property damage, so having insurance for this damage is necessary. Every individual should know about the preparation before and after the hurricane occurs. While searching online I came to know about this useful content about the hurricane damage.
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