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Official Start to Atlantic Hurricane Season Less than a Month Away – Take the Time to Prepare Now

Official Start to Atlantic Hurricane Season Less than a Month Away – Take the Time to Prepare Now

Created: Monday, May 4, 2020 - 16:35
Categories:
Natural Disasters, Resilience

This week, May 3 to 9, is Hurricane Preparedness Week, a time when individuals and organizations in hurricane-prone areas are encouraged to complete preparations before the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1. To help inform and encourage preparedness activities, the National Weather Service has created a webpage containing a myriad of resources, including tools for determining your risk, assembling disaster supplies, and performing an insurance checkup. While many of these resources were developed with individuals and families in mind, much of the content is still applicable or can be tailored to organizations. Moreover, organizations can disseminate these resources to their employees, helping them to be prepared and the least impacted if their area experiences a hurricane. For this year, the National Weather Service’s resources also include a link to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, noting that these may warrant adjustments to normal hurricane preparedness actions. Access the resource page at the National Weather Service.