National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 7th - 13th is National Hurricane Preparedness Week - are you ready?
Starting May 7th through May 15th many Americans will be in observance of National Hurricane Preparedness
week. This week was set aside as a week to encourage individual and community awareness of natural
disasters, namely hurricanes. National Hurricane Preparedness week calls upon (and honors) the efforts of
those who volunteer and safeguard communities before, during and after adverse events. This week offers the
opportunity to prepare individuals, families and communities on the importance of hurricane preparedness. It
is not enough to only be aware, being properly prepared for these unpredictable events not only serves the
individual but also the community at large. Preparing for these events can offer peace of mind and equip
communities with the tools they need to be resilient.
The Pacific Hurricane season begins May 15th, while the Atlantic hurricane season will start June 1st. It is
important that in the event of a hurricane you know where to go and that you have the proper materials ready.
FEMA will introduce daily themes throughout National Hurricane Preparedness week, each with a specific task
for the individual. The goal behind these tasks is to encourage the individual to take small but necessary steps
to prepare for a potential hurricane.
Click here to learn how you can prepare for this year's hurricane season.