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It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and tornadoes from these storms. The National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center issue watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.

Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2017) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Learn how with the daily tips below and related links. Share these with your friends and family to ensure that they're prepared.

Click here for the full Hurricane Preparedness Week website.

Click on each day and category to learn more about the subject matter.

Sunday, May 7th - Determine your Risk

Monday, May 8th - Develop an evacuation plan

Tuesday, May 9th - Assemble disaster supplies

Wednesday, May 10th - Secure an insurance check up

Thursday, May 11th- Strengthen your home

Friday, May 12th - Check on your neighbor

Saturday, May 13th - Complete your written hurricane plan

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