Posted: 6/1/2015 11:01:00 AM
|Hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30. In North Carolina, most storms occur between August and October. Hurricanes can bring tornadoes, severe winds, heavy rains and floods.
KNOW the TERMS!
Hurricane Watch (48 hours before) - hurricane conditions (winds more than 74 mph are possible.
Hurricane Warning (36 hours before) - hurricane conditions (winds more than 74 mph ) are expected.
Tropical Storm Warning - tropical storm conditions (winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible with 36 hours.
Tropical Depression - contains winds up to 39 mph
Tropical Storm - 39-73 winds
Category 1 - 74 to 95 mph winds
Category 2 - 96 to 110 mph winds
Category 3 - 111 to 130 mph winds
Category 4 - 131 to 155 mph winds
Category 5 - winds 156 mph or greater
Be Safe! Act Quickly
Update your emergency supplies kit.
Discuss your family communications plan.
Watch and listen to weather reports.
Know evacuation routes if you need to leave home. Listen to local authorities.
Put fuel in your vehicle and have some cash on hand.
Be aware of flooded or washed-out roads. Just a few inches of water can float car.
Keep a photo I.D. with you that shows your home address. You will need it when asking police if it is okay for you to re-enter your area or home.
Secure your property.
Bring inside all outdoor furniture, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
Cover windows with permanent storm shutters or board up windows with 5/8" plywood.
Trim trees and shrubs around your home, and clear clogged ran gutters and downspouts.
For more information: Go to ReadyNC.org
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