Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
2017 Hurricane Season
- Our multimedia toolkit contains health information to share with friends and family: Hurricane Maria: How to Help Loved Ones in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
- CDC’s After a Hurricane site contains information on staying safe and healthy after this year’s storms.
- Visit Disasters and Emergencies for additional resources from the federal government on recovering from Harvey, Irma, Maria and other storms.
CDC Hurricane 2017 Key Messages
Hurricanes are dangerous and destructive. Known also as cyclones and typhoons in other parts of the world, hurricanes cause high winds, flooding, heavy rain, and storm surges (high tidal waves).
Learn more about hurricanes and other tropical storms so you can be prepared to keep your family safe.
- Page last reviewed: December 4, 2017
- Page last updated: January 16, 2018
- Content source:
- National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH); Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR); Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury, and Environmental Health (ONDIEH); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP); National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)