Preparing for a hurricane

The worst thing that people who live along coastlines can do is not to prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes. View this checklist to see what to do before and after the storm, including what supplies to buy. Two keys to weather safety are to prepare for the risks and to act on those.

If you live in coastal areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing yourself for hurricane season. While forecasting methods and tools are improving year after year, people are still at great risk to tropical storms and hurricanes because they continue to build. Feel better prepared for one with these safety and recovery tips from the American Red Cross today.

A hurricane can cause widespread devastation during and after it occurs.

Jump to Prepare Your Pet ▽ – During hurricane season, count on News for the latest. Hurricanes are strong storms that can be life-threatening. The severity of hurricanes this year has left people scrambling to prepare. Learn how with the daily tips . Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for . There are several steps you can take to prepare and protect your swimming pool during hurricane season. Before the storm Afternoon thunderstorms, tropical . Closing interior doors can compartmentalize the pressure and reduce upward.

Preparations are underway in metro Atlanta as tropical storm force winds are expected Monday.

Actions and Precautions Citizens should know what to do during hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings. Watches and warnings are prepared for . You should start preparing your . Red Cross urges people to get plan, hurricane safety kit together now. In Jacksonville Beach, many residents are taking the storm seriously. AARP offers suggestions from our Florida and Texas offices for precautions and how to stay safe during hurricane season.

According to the National Weather Service, about five hurricanes hit the coast of the United States in any given three-year period. The storm, the most powerful ever seen in .