Be Ready for Hurricane Season

You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family.

If you live in areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to be prepared for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year. It’s always important to be prepared for a hurricane. Your planning may be different this year because of the need to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. For tips to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19, please see: Preparing for Hurricanes During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Preparing for a Hurricane

Follow these important hurricane preparedness tips from CDC:

CDC recommends that you print important documents (e.g., emergency phone numbers, insurance information) 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.

Staying Safe After a Hurricane

In addition to preparing for a hurricane, it’s important to take steps to stay safe after a hurricane is over, for example:

Visit Stay Safe After a Hurricane or Other Tropical Storm for more tips on staying safe after a hurricane.

Additional information and resources are available on the CDC Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms website.

Be Ready Before and After Hurricanes
Be Ready Before and After Hurricanes

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Be Ready Before and After a Flood

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Learn the difference between a watch and warning
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The Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1 to November 30.
Atlantic Hurricane Season

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Page last reviewed: July 8, 2020