Emergency Information For Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water, and medicine to last each person in your family for a MINIMUM of three days. Also make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger to charge your cell phone.
What you should know about Hurricanes
- Know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane (Español)
- Create an emergency communication plan with your family before a hurricane.
- Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
- Check your insurance coverage, damages caused by flooding are not covered under normal homeowner’s insurance policies.
- Know your community’s evacuation plan, possible evacuation routes, and how to sign up for local alerts.
Always follow the instructions from local officials. Evacuate if told to do so.
Severe Weather-Related Links
- FEMA Accessible: Hurricane Basic Preparedness Tips
- Get the kids involved in preparing with Ready Kids
- Get tips and tools for emergency preparedness for people with disabilities.
- Download the FEMA app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips.