With the hurricane season approaching it is always wise to be prepared. Below are a few links that you can

visit to get information on hurricane preparation. Have a great rest of the summer.

The Homeowner’s Ultimate Guide to Natural Disaster Safety

Hurricane Preparedness: Watches and Warnings

10 Tips for Keeping Children Safe in a Hurricane

Hurricanes for Kids — Safety Resources, Facts & Projects

Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities

Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip

Atlantic Hurricane Season Cruising: What You Need to Know

Hurricane Facts

What is a hurricane? 
In short, a hurricane is an intense tropical storm with powerful winds and heavy rain.
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a generic term for a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics. The cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms and, in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface.

A storm becomes classified as a hurricane if it sustains winds of at least 74 mph!

Hurricane Names
These storms are given names when they reach 39 mph by the World Meteorological Organization. The names are picked from a list of names that are approved before the start of each hurricane season.