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Hurricane watches and warnings: what to do

If you are HURRICANE AWARE you will be able to answer these three questions:
  1. What are the Hurricane Hazards?
    • Storm Surge , Marine Hazards , Tornadoes , High Winds , and Inland Flooding 
  2. What does it mean to you?
    • Do you live in a Surge Zone? On a Barrier Island? In an area prone to flooding? In a strong sturdy home?
  3. What actions should you take to be prepared?
    • Family Disaster Plan , Disaster Supply Kit , Secure your home , Have a place to go , and Stay Aware

Be sure to ask other family memebers, friends and neighbors if they are HURRICANE AWARE too.

TAKING ACTION is as easy as 1-2-3:
1 BEFORE
2 WATCH
3 WARNING

Before Hurricane Season Starts YOU SHOULD:

Assemble your Disaster Supply Kit.
These items are often scattered around your home and simply need to be brought together into one location.
Write out your Family Disaster Plan.
Discuss the possible hazards with your family. Determine if you are in an evacuation area. Identify an out-of-town family contact.

When a Hurricane Watch is issued YOU SHOULD:

Check your Disaster Supply Kit.
Make sure nothing is missing. Determine if there is anything you need to supplement your kit. Replenish your water.
Activate your Family Disaster Plan.
Protective measures should be initiated, especially those actions that require extra time (for example, securing a boat or leaving a barrier island).

When a Hurricane Warning is issued YOU SHOULD:

Ready your Disaster Supply Kit for use.
If you need to evacuate, you should bring your Supply Kit with you.
Use your Family Disaster Plan.
Your family should be in the process of completing protective actions and deciding the safest location to be during the storm.

(Information Courtesy of NOAA)