Know if you live in an evacuation area. Know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Have a written family plan based on this knowledge.
At the beginning of hurricane season, check your supplies, replace batteries and use food stocks on a rotating basis.
During the hurricane season, monitor the tropics.
Monitor NOAA Weather Radio and local television broadcasts.
If a storm threatens, heed the advice from local authorities. Evacuate if ordered.
Execute your family plan.
Tropical Storm Winds 39-73 mph
Category 1 Hurricane Winds 74-95 mph No real damage to buildings. Damage to unanchored mobile homes. Some damage to poorly constructed signs.
Category 2 Hurricane Winds 96-110 mph Some damage to building roofs, doors and windows. Considerable damage to mobile homes. Some trees blown down.
Category 3 Hurricane Winds 111-130 mph Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings. Large trees blown down. Mobile homes and poorly built signs destroyed.
Category 4 Hurricane Winds 131-155 mph Wall failures in homes and complete roof structure failure on small homes. Total destruction of mobile homes. Trees, shrubs, and signs all blown down.
Category 5 Hurricane Winds 156 mph and Up Complete roof failure on homes and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures. Severe and extensive window and door damage.
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