Hurricane Preparedness

 2019 HURRICANE GUIDE

 

2019 Hurricane Guide

GET PREPARED 

Hurricane Season begins June 1st and runs until November 30th each year.  It is important to prepare for hurricane season in advance.  

There are three easy steps to getting prepared.  Click on each step below for more information and view additional preparedness tips below.

  1. Get an Emergency Supply Kit
  2. Make a Family Disaster Plan
  3. Stay Informed

HURRICANE HAZARDS

While hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property, tropical storms and depression also can be devastating. Hazards from tropical cyclones (which include tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes) include:

STORM SURGE

Storm surge is the abnormal rise of water generated by a storm's winds. This hazard is historically the leading cause of hurricane related deaths in the United States. Storm surge and large battering waves can result in large loss of life and cause massive destruction along the coast.

 

 

EVACUATION 

If you live in an area threatened by storm surge - an EVACUATION ZONE - discuss evacuation plans with your family. Check with City or County officials to find out if your home is in an evacuation zone.  View the Evacuation Zip-Zone Map and Evacuation Routes Map below.  The map displays both main evacuation corridors, as well as other evacuation connecting roadways.

EVACUATION ZIP ZONES

 

 EVACUATION ROUTES