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If you live in a coastal area of risk, take steps now to protect yourself and family.
Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit the coast of Texas. Please see the web site of the National Hurricane Center for current updates. Listen to local advisories regarding evacuation, and be careful to never drive through flood waters. Visit CDC’s Hurricane page for information on how to keep your family safe before, during, and after a storm.
You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect you and your family.
If you live in coastal areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing yourself for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year.
Please follow these important hurricane preparedness tips from CDC:
- Preparing for a Hurricane: Take basic steps now to ensure your safety should a storm hit.
- Emergency Supplies You Will Need: Stock your home and your car with supplies.
- Make a Plan: Create a family disaster plan.
- Avoid Flooded Areas : Take precautions before, during, and after a flood.
- Prepare to Evacuate: Never ignore an evacuation order.
- Protecting Older Adults: Understand older adult health and medical concerns.
- Protecting Pets: Ensure your pet’s safety before, during, and after an emergency.
- Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning after the storm: Place generators outside at least 20 feet from any door, window, or vent.
- After a hurricane: Learn how to avoid injuries and make sure your food and water are safe.
After you have read these tips, please review the other resources available on the CDC Hurricanes website.
CDC strongly recommends that you print all important resources before a hurricane strikes. Power outages during and after a hurricane can prevent you from accessing information online when you most need it. Preparing now can help keep you and your family safe.
- Page last reviewed:August 25, 2017
- Page last updated:August 25, 2017
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