Hurricane Readiness Hurricane Readiness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Key Facts about Hurricane Readiness

You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family.

If you live in coastal areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing yourself for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year.

Please follow the important preparedness tips CDC provides in Hurricane Readiness. These tips include

Preparing for a Hurricane: Basic steps you can take now to ensure your safety should a storm hit. Emergency Supplies You Will Need: Stock your home and your car with supplies. Make a Plan: Learn the basic steps you can take to prepare for a storm Prepare to Evacuate: Never ignore an evacuation order. If You Are Ordered NOT to Evacuate: Things you can do to get through the storm in the safest possible manner. Protecting Pets: Ensure your pet’s safety before, during, and after an emergency.

After you have read these tips, please review the other resources available on the CDC Hurricanes Web site.

CDC strongly recommends that you print all important resources before a hurricane strikes. Power outages during and after a hurricane can prevent you from accessing information online when you most need it. Preparing now can help keep you and your family safe.

You can receive weekly tips from CDC throughout hurricane season by signing up for the following:

CDC Hurricane Health and Safety Updates — subscribe and get tips of the week sent to your email or mobile phone. CDC Hurricane Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and Podcasts


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