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FDA: Hurricanes - Health and Safety

Before and after weather emergencies, it is important to have a plan in place for emergency medication, food and water, and medical supplies for both humans and animals. This is especially true for taking care of individuals with health concerns, particularly if the power goes out.

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CDC: Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms

Hurricanes are dangerous and destructive. Known also as cyclones and typhoons in other parts of the world, hurricanes cause high winds, flooding, heavy rain, and storm surges (high tidal waves). Learn more about hurricanes and other tropical storms so you can be prepared to keep your family safe.

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FEMA: Avoid Hurricane Damage - A Checklist for Homeowners

Preparing for hurricane season means more than just making a disaster kit and reviewing your family‘s disaster plan, although those are critical first steps. There’s much more you can do to protect your home and your family before a hurricane hits. FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration recommends you take the following additional steps to prepare for the hurricane season.

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FEMA: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas. How to Prepare for a Hurricane explains how to protect yourself and your property, and details the steps to take now so that you can act quickly at a time when every second counts.

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Red Cross: Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricanes are strong storms that can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Know the difference between the threat levels and plan accordingly.

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Ready.gov: Hurricanes

This page explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

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CDC: Cleaning Up After A Hurricane

When returning to your home after a hurricane, flood, or other natural disaster, protect yourself and your family by following these tips.

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