Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, and landslides.
Flooding can occur and the coastal areas are at a greater risk for flooding during hurricane season from June to November.
Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you'll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that's familiar and easy to find.
Community leaders agree the formula for ensuring a safer homeland consists of trained volunteers and informed individuals taking action to increase the support of emergency response agencies during disasters. Major disasters can overwhelm first responder agencies empowering individuals to lend support. Get Involved.
The state division of emergency management has a website devoted to information that people with disabilities should know .
Florida County Emergency Management Offices
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