Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
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.
Hurricane Matthew: What you need to know
Updates from the National Hurricane Center
Guidance and Resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Learn more about the international Hurricane Matthew response from USAID
Learn more about CDC’s international response to Hurricane Matthew
Before a HurricaneLearn the basics about making a hurricane plan, buying supplies, evacuating, and getting your home ready.
After a HurricaneLearn how to avoid injuries, make sure your food and water are safe, and recover after a hurricane.
More Resources for FamiliesLooking for more information? Check out other links and CDC podcasts.
Information for Professionals and Response WorkersVolunteering after a hurricane? Get information about staying safe while helping your community.
- Page last reviewed: May 1, 2014
- Page last updated: October 17, 2016
- 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)