Storm Names

Storm Names

The National Hurricane Center gives the storm a name from the list once a tropical storm reaches wind speeds of 39 mph and develops a counter-clockwise circulation. The letters Q, U, X, Y and Z are omitted from the list because so few names begin with those letters....
Storm Names

Hurricane Watch and Warning

Hurricane Watch – A hurricane watch means residents in a designated coastal area could experience hurricane conditions within 36 hours. Families should enact their disaster action plan and begin to secure homes, vehicles and boats. Residents on barrier islands...
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Keeping Food Safe

It’s important to be aware that food that has not been refrigerated can cause severe health problems. Remember that: Items in a full freezer will stay frozen for about two days with the door kept closed;in a half-full freezer, for about one day. Refrigerated...
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Returning After the Flood

Hurricanes bring wind and water, often in the shape of floodwaters that swamp homes and damage property. It’s critical to remove, dry, or replace wet building materials immediately to avoid damaging mold and the health risks it brings. Below is a simple checklist to...
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Emergency Access to Your Home

Identify your home with legible and clearly marked street name and house number so emergency vehicles can rapidly find the location of the emergency. Include a driveway that is at least 12 feet wide with a vertical clearance of 15 feet—to provide access to emergency...