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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

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Learn more about the international Hurricane Matthew response from USAID

Learn more about CDC’s international response to Hurricane Matthew

Social Media

Stay informed with new social media tools such as eCards, Twitter, Facebook, widgets, buttons, and more. Learn more.

Infographic: Be Ready! HurricanesReady: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. 	Social Media at CDC Emergency