National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2019

Each year, National Hurricane Preparedness Week encourages people across the U.S. to start preparing for hurricane season, which occurs from May to November. The daily themes for this year are:

  • May 5: Know Your Hurricane Risk (https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness)
  • May 6: Know Your Evacuation Zone (https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness)
  • May 7: Assemble Disaster Supplies (https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit)
  • May 8: Prepare Financially (https://www.floodsmart.gov/)
  • May 9: Strengthen Your Home (https://www.fema.gov/what-mitigation)
  • May 10: Help Your Neighbors (https://www.ready.gov/neighbors)
  • May 11: Make an Emergency Plan (https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan)

To help you promote this important awareness event, FEMA developed a hurricane preparedness toolkit for adults and one for teens. Additionally, the resources below can help you get your communities prepared for hurricane season:

For other resources, check out NACCHO’s Hurricane Season resource page.

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