Hurricanes come with a variety of hazards, all of which can be utterly devastating to a community.

Winds
High winds can destroy buildings and structures. Roofs can be torn apart, and small items can become projectiles that can break windows and further damage property.

Flooding
Flooding is the main cause for over half of the deaths that are associated with tropical cyclones in the united states.

Tornadoes
Due to the strong winds and unique weather conditions, a tornado can be an unexpected consequence of hurricanes.

Storm surge
A storm surge is when strong winds force water onto the shores. Hurricanes often produce storm surges, and they are extremely dangerous. The strength of a storm is directly proportional to the strength of a storm surge. These extremely hazardous and sometimes deadly weather conditions can flood dry land, damage building,s and creating fire and electrical hazards.

How should I respond to hurricanes watches and warnings?
Hurricane watches:
A hurricane watch means that the conditions for a hurricane are a possibility within your area. A typical hurricane watch is issued two days prior to when the winds of the storm are anticipated to hot. During this time, you should start going through your disaster plan and making and needed preparations to ensure the safety of yourself and loved ones.

Hurricane warnings:
A hurricane warning means that the conditions for a hurricane are expected in the locations the warning was issued. Typically a hurricane warning is issued roughly a day and a half before the expected onset of the storm. In that time, you and your loved ones should complete any additional actions that need to be taken to remain safe and choose the safest location to remain during the storm.

What actions should I take to be optimally prepared before a hurricane strikes?
There are several tools you should have on hand to help you prepare for a hurricane. Firstly, keep a radio that is battery powered (with extra batteries) so that you can stay up to date on any critical weather-related updates.
Prepare your disaster plan. Preparation is the best way to stay safe. To help you stay safe, prepare a disaster kit with first aid supplies and disinfectants. If your home is at risk of being struck by a storm surge chances are that there is an evacuation zone nearby. Find out the procedures that need to be completed in the event that you need to stay or evacuate.
Learning to prepare your home for a hurricane is an involved, but worthwhile task. Not only can you minimize damage, but you can also reduce the repair costs. It may also be a good idea to ensure your home from flood loss.

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