Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
2018 Hurricane Season
Be prepared before the storm hits. Learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe before, during, and after Hurricane Michael. Listen to local authorities regarding evacuations. Don’t return home until local officials notify you it’s safe to do so.
Know how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe as you recover from Hurricane Florence.
New: Preparedness and Safety Messaging for Hurricanes, Flooding, and Similar Disasters
CDC developed a reference document that contains key messages on hurricane and flood related health threats. The Preparedness and Safety Messaging for Hurricanes, Flooding, and Similar Disasters can help local responders quickly create and adapt health communication products for affected communities. The document contains messages on various topics including food safety, carbon monoxide poisoning, waterborne diseases, and mold.
Hurricane Messaging Toolkit
Share health and safety information with friends and family using our multimedia toolkit: How to Help Loved Ones in Hurricane-Affected Areas.
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: October 10, 2018
- Page last updated: October 10, 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)