Hurricane Season

The Red Cross is hosting a few Be Red Cross Ready’s to teach people how to prepare for hurricanes. 

“Does your household have a plan in case of a hurricane?
The American Red Cross is excited to offer a free, virtual, one hour Be Read Cross Ready presentation! Come learn how to build a kit, make a plan and be informed in the event of a hurricane.
There are two opportunities to join, 
• Tuesday, September 28th at 6PM ( or
• Wednesday October 6th at 7PM(
Please click the link to sign up and join.
Hurricane season runs June 1st until November 30th!

Know What to Do Before the Tropical Storm or Hurricane

The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins on June 1st. It is vital to understand your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind. Here is your checklist of things to do before hurricane seasons begins.

  • Know your zone: Do you live near the Gulf or Atlantic Coasts? Find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation area by contacting your local government / emergency management office or by checking the evacuation site website.
  • Put Together an Emergency Kit: Put together a basic emergency kit. Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators and storm shutters.
  • Write or review your Family Emergency Plan: Before an emergency happens, sit down with your family or close friends and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do in an emergency. Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supplies kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster. Start at the Emergency Plan website.
  • Review Your Insurance Policies: Review your insurance policies to ensure that you have adequate coverage for your home and personal property.
  • Understand NWS forecast products, especially the meaning of NWS watches and warnings.
National Weather Service Storm Reports

Hurricane Planning Tips