Hurricane Season is June 1 through November 30. While uncommon, storms have been named in the months of May and December. Hurricane preparedness begins by identifying your personal risks. In a hurricane, the most prevalent life threatening risk is drowning. Determine if you live in a flood plain or Storm Surge Zone. If you do, then you must consider evacuation before and when advised by local officials.
- Individual/Family Preparedness
- Prior to Storm's Arrival
- If You Stay or Go
- Protect Your Home & Contents
Individual & Family Preparedness
Individual/family preparedness must occur before the hurricane strikes:
Prior to the Storm's Arrival
If You Stay
If You Go
Whether You Stay of Go, Protect Your Home & Contents
Recovery After the Storm
Immediately after the storm, the best way to get information is using a battery operated radio. If you can get to your neighborhood fire station, staff can answer your questions and if they cannot, they will know who to contact to get the information you need. The county provides information to the newspapers, radio (WXGM) and TV stations advising residents of actions they need to take and services that are available.