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. Affected areas include all Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, parts of the Southwest, the Pacific Coast, and the U.S. territories in the Pacific.
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 and wind intensity of the storm, the amount and duration of rainfall, the path of the storm, and other factors such as the number and type of buildings in the area, the terrain, and soil conditions
National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 15-21, 2016) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Learn how with the daily tips below and related links. Share these with your stakeholders, friends and loved ones to ensure that they are prepared. This toolkit, released by Ready.Gov is designed to provide you and your organization with easy to use tools to promote this campaign and help your stakeholders be better prepared for disasters. You can find the toolkit at the following link: https://www.ready.gov/hurricane-toolkit.