Top Tips for Hurricane Preparedness

June 24, 2021

You can be ready whenever a hurricane strikes by doing these eight things now:

Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Find out how rain, wind, water could happen where you live so you can start preparing.
Have enough supplies for your household, including medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings and pet supplies in your go bag or car trunk.
If you or anyone in your household is an individual with a disability, identify whether you may need additional help during an emergency.
You may have to evacuate quickly due to a hurricane so make sure to know your local evacuation zone.
Download the FEMA app and receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide.
Review your insurance policies and make sure personal documents, like ID, are up to date.
Discuss your hurricane emergency plan with your household, as well as how the latest Centers for Disease Control guidance on COVID-19 could affect it.
Prepare your business or workplace with a continuity plan to continue operating when disaster strikes.


A man looks at the camera. - Kevin Greene poses for a photo in 2007.

A soldier in a Civil War-era uniform sits for a photo. - Army 1st Lt. Axel H. Reed, Medal of Honor recipient.

Children and adults are seated in a room. - Family members watch a farewell ceremony at the Fort William Henry Harrison Reserve Center gymnasium in Helena, Mont., Sept. 7, 2019.

A multicolored poster with the words : Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope. - Part of the 2021 Department of Defense National Hispanic Heritage Month poster.