October 1, 2019

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 15-21)

The Northern Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to November 30, is right around the corner, and the 2016 hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012 – the year that Superstorm Sandy hit Long Island.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states that “it only takes one storm to change your life and community”, and so this week – Hurricane Preparedness Week – NOAA offers daily tips focusing on specific preparedness measures everyone should take.

Sunday, May 15: Determine your risk
Monday, May 16: Develop an evacuation plan
Tuesday, May 17: Secure an insurance check-up
Wednesday, May 18: Assemble disaster supplies
Thursday, May 19: Strengthen your home
Friday, May 20: Identify your trusted source of information for a hurricane event
Saturday, May 21: Complete your written hurricane plan

NOAA also offers pre-written text as well as images that you can share on your social media platforms. View them by clicking here. An example of their shareable content, “5 Things to Know About Hurricane Hazard Risks” is embedded below.

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