National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 25 through May 31. It highlights the importance of planning ahead to protect our families, homes and communities in advance of the upcoming hurricane season.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and extends through Nov. 30. Hurricanes are powerful storms that can cause severe coastal and inland flooding, dangerous storm surges, high winds, tornadoes and heavy rainfall. Their effects can be devastating to entire communities and can have long-lasting consequences, including loss of life and property.
Next week we'll be sharing important tips and information around hurricane preparedness, but first we wanted to invite the community to help us spread the word.
FEMA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommend using social media tools as a way to promote National Hurricane Preparedness Week next week, as well as throughout hurricane season.
To do so, be sure to download the Digital Engagement Toolkit for 2014 National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
Here are some additional resources to help promote hurricane preparedness: