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Hurricane Readiness

Palm tree swaying in tropical stormYou 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 prepare for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year.
Please follow these important hurricane readiness tips from CDC:  

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

Visit CDC’s Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and Podcasts page to learn more about how to prepare for and respond to a hurricane and other natural disasters.

  • Page last reviewed: August 20, 2015
  • Page last updated: August 20, 2015
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