Hurricane Preparedness Week is this week, because believe it or not, hurricane season starts June 1st. While we recently experienced the severe tornadoes, it has been several years since our state has been impacted by a major hurricane. It is important that we remember North Carolina is at risk of being impacted by hurricanes, and a little advance preparation can go a long way. Numerous hurricane preparedness resources from the National Hurricane Center can be found by clicking here.
Of course, as always, we need to stay prepared for tornadoes. Learn more about what to do before, during, and after a tornado by following these links:
- How to Prepare for a Tornado — Learn about preparing a disaster supply kit, creating a plan, and knowing the signs of an approaching tornado (dark, greenish sky; large hail; low-lying and rotating cloud; and a loud roar, like a freight train).
- What to Do During a Tornado — Depending on whether you are in a building, outdoors, or in a vehicle when a tornado strikes, find out what to do.
- What to Do After a Tornado — Get tips on what to do in a potentially unsafe area following a tornado and learn about federal assistance.
Barb Bisset is the executive director of the WakeMed Emergency Services Institute.