Hurricane season starts June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30. There are several steps that you should take before a storm hits Tampa Bay. We cover them here, and help you make sure that you’re safe and prepared for every year's hurricane season.
First the short version - The most important 5 steps:
A hurricane checklist for the Tampa Bay area should include the following:
How long should I keep supplies?
The state recommends that every Floridian have enough food, water, medicine and supplies to last seven days.
What should I buy?
Try to have enough freeze-dried or canned food to last each person for seven days.
What is the season for hurricanes?
Each year, the hurricane season begins on June 1st and lasts 5 months, with storms typically peaking in August and September.
How do you predict a tropical cyclone's path?
Forecasters have computers that take huge amounts of data and try to predict where the storm will go and usually can calculate 2-3 days out fairly accurately.
What is the National Hurricane Center?
The National Hurricane Center has the most up-to-date information on tropical cyclone developments, forecasts and weather alerts, discussions analyzing the data and more.
What is the current list of hurricane names?
To view the current list of tropical cyclone names, click here: www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml
What are the facts about tropical storms?
Tropical Storms vary in wind speeds from 39-73 mph, while Hurricanes have winds of 74 mph and greater.
What are tropical depressions?
Tropical Depressions are cyclones with winds of 38 mph.
What should I do in the event of a hurricane?
Know how to secure your home in the event of damaging winds, storm surge and flooding.
What should I do if my roof is damaged?
If possible, secure straps or clips to securely fasten your roof to the structure of your home.
What do you mean by secure doors?
If winds become strong, stay away from windows and doors and close, secure and brace internal doors.
What Should I Take With Me?
It is important to create a kit of supplies that you can take with you if you are forced to evacuate.
What Are The Benefits Of A Kit?
If you prepare your kit ahead of time, you can alleviate a lot of the potential stress of a very chaotic situation.
What Should I Include in a Disaster Supply Kit?
What your disaster supply kit should contain:
What do you need for your dog?
What is a Hurricane?
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a generic term for a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics.
What are the dangers of a hurricane?
It only takes one storm to threaten, cause damage and disrupt our lives.
What should I do if there is an evacuation?
Locate the closest evacuation shelter and the safest route to get there.
What are your concerns?
Post-hurricane environmental conditions are likely to be unsafe.
What Are the Best Hurricane Supplies?
What are the best checklists for hurricane kits?
Use the checklists released by your county's emergency management team:
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