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National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 3-9, 2020

The First Week of May is set aside for National Hurricane Preparedness Week.  The Atlantic Basin’s typical Hurricane Season begins on June 1st and runs through November.  However, A tropical cyclone can occur at any time.  Mother Nature doesn’t always obey the calendar!

This season’s forecast was released this month by researchers at Colorado State University. The outlook calls for a total of 16 named storms during the Atlantic hurricane season. Of those, researchers expect eight to become hurricanes and four to reach major hurricane strength.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is the perfect time to talk about hurricanes, although some of the activities set forth for this week may be subject to the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and our local officials.

The main outline for Preparedness Week:

  • Determine Your Risk
  • Develop and Evacuation Plan
  • Assemble Disaster Supplies
  • Get an Insurance Check-up
  • Strengthen Your Home
  • Help Your Neighbor
  • Write Out Your Plan

It’s never too early to be prepared!  Take some time this week, before hurricane season, to make a plan!

For a personalized Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) for your business, call SERVPRO of North Morris County at 973-983-5657.

For additional resources, visit the National Weather Service website:  https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

To visit FEMA’s Make a Plan site: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

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