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Basic Hurricane Safety Actions

Know if you live in an evacuation area. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Have a written plan based on this knowledge.

Check the supplies for your disaster supply kit, replace batteries and use food stocks on a rotating basis.

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio. It is an excellent / official source for real-time weather information and warnings.

If a storm threatens, heed the advice from local authorities. Evacuate if ordered.

Execute your family plan

WATCH vs. WARNING - KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

TROPICAL STORM WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

HURRICANE WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible within the specified coastal area. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

HURRICANE WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

FOR MORE GO TO http://www.wwaytv3.com/hurricanes101 OR http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.shtml

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