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Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms

Hurricanes are dangerous and destructive. Known also as cyclones and typhoons in other parts of the world, hurricanes cause high winds, flooding, heavy rain, and storm surges (high tidal waves).

Learn more about hurricanes and other tropical storms so you can be prepared to keep your family safe.

Up-to‐Date Information

Weekly Tip:

Securing Your Home During A Hurricane

Make plans in advance to secure your home. Protect your windows by installing hurricane shutters or board up windows with plywood. Learn More >>

Stay up-to-date — track current hurricanes at the National Hurricane Center.

Social Media

Stay informed with new social media tools such as eCards, Twitter, Facebook, widgets, buttons, and more. Learn more.

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