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.
When in Doubt, Throw it Out!
Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood or hurricane water. Learn about signs to look for to know whether food is safe. Learn More >>
Stay up-to-date — track current hurricanes at the National Hurricane Center.
- Page last reviewed: May 1, 2014
- Page last updated: September 24, 2014
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