News of the Day: The Many Dangers of Hurricanes

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With the hurricane season more than a month underway, we’ve already seen a few tropical storms in the Atlantic and Pacific basins. And as we often say, the best time to prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm is before a storm approaches your community.

Back in May for Hurricane Preparedness Week, we posted a series of blog posts about the various hazards associated with severe tropical weather – including inland flooding, storm surge and high winds. Earlier today, USA Today posted an article reminding people that the deadliest part of a hurricane is not high winds, as many think, but the storm surge that often accompanies these storms.

We encourage you to visit Ready.gov/hurricanes for information on getting prepared today. And here are links to our posts from Hurricane Preparedness Week:

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06/18/2012 - 12:23
Posted on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 16:45
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