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Hurricane Toolkit June 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service, and the Ready Campaign are shining the spotlight on hurricane preparedness. Hurricane season begins June 1, but you can begin preparing your family now for hurricane season. The 2020 hurricane season is unique because we will be operating in a new COVID-19 environment. You’ll see below that we have incorporated new language this year regarding COVID-19 and its potential impact on your own hurricane preparedness, especially as it pertains to evacuation and sheltering.

 

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena, affecting both coastal and inland areas. Each year, many parts of the United States experience heavy rains, strong winds, floods, and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes. As we have seen with Hurricanes Dorian, Florence, Sandy and Matthew, the Atlantic coast is still vulnerable to tropical systems.

 

Hurricanes can cause loss of life and catastrophic damage to property along coastlines and can extend several hundred miles inland. The extent of damage varies according to the size, wind intensity, and path of the storm; the amount and duration of rainfall; and other factors including the number and type of buildings in the area, the terrain, and soil conditions.

 

As always, this toolkit is designed to provide you and your organization with easy-to-use tools to promote hurricane preparedness and help your stakeholders be better prepared for disasters. 

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service, and the Ready Campaign are shining the spotlight on hurricane preparedness. Hurricane season begins June 1, but you can begin preparing your family now for hurricane season. The 2020 hurricane season is unique because we will be operating in a new COVID-19 environment. You’ll see below that we have incorporated new language this year regarding COVID-19 and its potential impact on your own hurricane preparedness, especially as it pertains to evacuation and sheltering.

 

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena, affecting both coastal and inland areas. Each year, many parts of the United States experience heavy rains, strong winds, floods, and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes. As we have seen with Hurricanes Dorian, Florence, Sandy and Matthew, the Atlantic coast is still vulnerable to tropical systems.

 

Hurricanes can cause loss of life and catastrophic damage to property along coastlines and can extend several hundred miles inland. The extent of damage varies according to the size, wind intensity, and path of the storm; the amount and duration of rainfall; and other factors including the number and type of buildings in the area, the terrain, and soil conditions.

 

As always, this toolkit is designed to provide you and your organization with easy-to-use tools to promote hurricane preparedness and help your stakeholders be better prepared for disasters. 

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