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As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, American CPR Training™ reminds you that we are well into Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. If you do not already have one, you need to prepare your emergency supply kit now.
Some other weather ready suggestions can be found in these helpful articles:
Also - if you have a smartphone, download the FEMA App to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the U.S. Learn what to do before, during and after emergencies with safety tips. Share disaster damage photos on a verified photo-sharing platform. Prepare ahead of time with an emergency kit checklist and safety reminders. Get directions to open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person.
This is the end of Hurricane Preparedness Week. Is your home a safe harbor in a hurricane? What about your work? What will you do if on the road when the winds whip in?
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides a wealth of information on getting ready for Hurricane Season. As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, American CPR Training™ urges you to take a few moments to peruse these resources and learn how to be safe and ready for storm surges, inland flooding, and all the other hurricane (aka Typhoon or Cyclone) related dangers.
While we all know it is critical to have emergency supplies ready for whatever calamity may strike., they are of little use when you don't know what to do... preparation is key,and knowledge your greatest tool of all.
media, and residents in the areas of our nation vulnerable to hurricanes to share information about preparedness and response to help save lives and protect their communities. Click here to read the full Presidential Proclamation.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Hurricanes not only affect coastal communities, but also can have significant impacts hundreds of miles inland. It only takes one to change your life and your community. Protecting yourself today means having sources for information, preparing your home and workplace, developing an emergency communication plan, and knowing what to do when a hurricane is approaching your community. Visit ready.gov/prepare for resources on developing a family emergency communication plan and download the FEMA app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips.