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May 15 – 21 is Designated as Hurricane Preparedness Week

U.S. Army Sgt. Lee Savoy lifts a child into a boat for evacuation from a flood caused by Hurricane Isaac in La Place, La. in 2012.

U.S. Army Sgt. Lee Savoy lifts a child into a boat for evacuation from a flood caused by Hurricane Isaac in La Place, La. in 2012.

“It only takes one”. That is what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wants you to remember about hurricanes. Only one storm can change your life and can change your community.

Hurricanes and tropical cyclones are some of the most powerful, dangerous, and destructive storms that many will ever see. Proper planning and preparation is key for those who live in an area prone to these storms.

Hurricane Preparedness Week

NOAA has designated May 15 – 21, 2016 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. Take part by learning more about these storms, updating your evacuation plan and restocking your disaster supplies. Preparedness activities for each day of the week, as well as great information for children and caregivers alike can be found on the Hurricane Preparedness Week site.

Resources

For children in grades 4, 5, and 6 there will be a free hurricane webinar broadcast live on Tuesday from the Galveston stop of the Hurricane Awareness Tour. Students will learn from scientists about hurricane hazards, forecasting, observing, and preparedness. Register here for the webinar.

Do you know what to do when a hurricane is on its way? Visit Ready.gov for resources on preparedness before, during, and after a hurricane.

Remember – preparation is key! Make sure you and those you care for are #HurricaneStrong!

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