Because the likelihood of hurricane activity is higher during this period, being prepared and planning ahead is especially important to ensuring the safety of you and your family.
Hurricane's can produce violent winds, torrential rains, floods and large wave activity (or storm surges). Storm surges are very dangerous and a major reason why it is advised to stay away from the ocean during a hurricane warning or hurricane.
In the event of an approaching hurricane, the National Weather Service will issue a Hurricane Watch if there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 36 hours. A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 74 mph or more are expected in a specified area in 24 hours or less. A Hurricane warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or high waves continue, even though winds may be less than 74 mph.
In the event of a Hurricane Watch or Tropical Storm, secure your home*:
Secure your outdoor property: