Hurricane Preparedness Information
National Hurricane Preparedness Weekhighlights the importance of planning ahead to protect our families, homes and communities in advance of the upcoming hurricane season.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and extends through Nov. 30. Hurricanes are powerful storms that can cause severe coastal and inland flooding, dangerous storm surges, high winds, tornadoes and heavy rainfall. Their effects can be devastating to entire communities and can have long-lasting consequences, including loss of life and property.
FEMA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommend using social media tools as a way to promote National Hurricane Preparedness.
To do so, be sure to download the Digital Engagement Toolkit for 2014 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/94943
Here are some additional resources to help promote hurricane preparedness:
- America’s PrepareAthon hurricane materials
- VisitReady: Hurricanesfor tips and information about hurricanes
- Visit National Hurricanes Center mobile friendly site: www.hurricanes.gov/mobile
- Update your Facebook cover photo promoting Hurricane Preparedness Month
- Use the hashtag #HurricanePrep & attach a relevant photo
- Download the FEMA smartphone app
- Follow and RT Twitter accounts during Hurricane Preparedness Week for more info: