What’s the difference between a hurricane Watch and Warning?
When should I expect to evacuate if a hurricane is heading my way?
Which items are the most important for me to have in a disaster supply kit in case of a hurricane emergency?
These are all questions we want you to know the answers to in preparation for hurricane season. Hurricane season begins around the month of June and lasts until the end of November. More than 35 million Americans live in regions most threatened by Atlantic hurricanes.
This week (May 23 – 29) is Hurricane Preparedness Week, so we’re encouraging you to read, talk about, and take action to prepare yourself for hurricanes.
Whether you currently live in an area that is often hit by hurricanes or you’re planning a trip this summer, there are many resources online to help you prepare. Check them out and stay safe this summer!
- American Red Cross Hurricane Preparedness Week press release
- American Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist
- American Red Cross: Returning Home after a Hurricane or Flood [PDF]
- NOAA/National Weather Service site for Hurricane Preparedness Week
- FEMA Hurricane resources
- National Weather Service Hurricane Center