Hurricane Preparedness Week

May 6, 2019

Hurricane from space_courtesy of NASAHurricane Preparedness Week is May 5-11, 2019.

Floridians know all too well the extensive damages that can be suffered from tropical cyclones.  Threats from hurricanes can vary depending upon where residents live. The best way to protect your family from a hurricane is to prepare before the storm hits.

The 2019 hurricane season is from June 1 to Nov. 30. According to AccuWeather, there will be five to seven hurricanes this year.

The National Weather Service is urging citizens to help spread the word about Hurricane Preparedness Week on social media. A series of graphics and sample posts have been created to share on various social media platforms to help kick-off the week:

  • Determine your risk
  • Develop an evacuation plan
  • Assemble disaster supplies
  • Get an insurance checkup
  • Strengthen your home
  • Help your neighbor
  • Complete your written plan

 To share graphics and view tips on preparing for weather risks for your home and community, visit