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Question

How can I prepare for hurricane season?

Answer

NOAA is ready for the North Atlantic Hurricane Season (June 1 – November 30), but are you? While NOAA and its National Hurricane Center  will continue to provide the best possible hurricane forecasts, it is vital that everyone living in hurricane prone areas be prepared well before a storm hits. You need a plan in place and be ready to implement that plan. Remember   — it only takes one hurricane striking your town to make it bad season.

While you can’t prevent a hurricane, you can prepare for one by following these simple steps:

The bottom line is that all coastal states and territories are at risk during the hurricane season. Coastal residents must be prepared, well in advance, to protect their lives and property in the event of a hurricane – including those vulnerable to inland flooding.  For more information, go to:  http://www.hurricanes.gov/prepare

This month’s expert: Dennis Feltgen, NOAA National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.

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