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NOAA's Hurricane Preparedness
Entry ID: NHC-Hurricane-Prepare
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Summary
Abstract: "Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy."
- MAX MAYFIELD, DIRECTOR
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER


History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

The goal of this Hurricane Awareness Web site is to inform the public about the hurricane hazards and provide knowledge which can be used to take ACTION. This information can be used to save lives at work, home, while on the road, or on the water.

Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important for your family to have a plan that includes all of these hazards. Look carefully at the safety actions associated with each type of hurricane hazard and prepare your family disaster plan accordingly. But remember this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.

You should be able to answer the following questions before a hurricane
threatens:

* What are the Hurricane Hazards?
* What does it mean to you?
* What actions should you take to be prepared?

This website will help answer these questions: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/

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Description: The National Hurricane Center (NHC) maintains a continuous watch on tropical cyclones from 15 May in the eastern Pacific and 1 June in the Atlantic through November 30. The Center prepares and issues forecasts, watches and warnings within text advisories and graphical products. Although many countries issue their own warnings, they generally base them on direct discussions with, and guidance from, the NHC. During the "off-season", the NHC conducts an extensive outreach and education program, training U.S. emergency managers and representatives from many other countries affected by tropical cyclones.

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Description: NOAA National Weather Service Internet Weather Source

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Service Citation
Originators: National Hurricane Center
Title: NOAA's Hurricane Preparedness
Provider: National Hurricane Center, NOAA
URL: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/
Parent SERF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
National_Hurricane_Center
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
Service Provider
National Hurricane Center,Tropical Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NOAA NHC PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Email: NHC.Public.Affairs at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Hurricane Center
11691 SW 17th Street
City: Miami
Province or State: Florida
Postal Code: 33165-2149
Country: USA
Personnel
NOAA NHC PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: NHC.Public.Affairs at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Hurricane Center
11691 SW 17th Street
City: Miami
Province or State: Florida
Postal Code: 33165-2149
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-09-01
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-09-30
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