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Hurricane Preparedness Week - 7 Steps to Prepare for Hurricane Season 2023

Hurricane Season 2023 is only 32 days away, and today, Sunday April 30 marks the beginning of National Hurricane Preparedness Week which runs through May 6.

Central Florida Hurricane Season 2023

With hurricane season one month away, it's time to kick off Hurricane Preparedness Week, and with Central Florida impacted by two major hurricanes last year, Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole, these storms should be a reminder to us all to be prepared!

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and now is the perfect time to prepare you and your family to be ready for hurricane season.

Central Florida Hurricane Season 2023

7 Steps To Prepare For Hurricane Season 2023

7 Steps To Prepare For Hurricane Season 2023

Know Your Risk: Wind & Water

The first step of preparing for hurricanes is to know your risk. Find out today what types of water and wind hazards could happen where you live. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Impacts from wind and water can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur regardless of the storm’s strength. Know if you live in an area prone to flooding, if you live in an evacuation zone, and identify any structural weaknesses in your home.

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Prepare Before Hurricane Season

The best time to prepare for hurricanes is BEFORE hurricane season begins. Avoid having to rush through potentially life-saving preparations by waiting until it’s too late. Get your disaster supplies while the shelves are still stocked, and get that insurance checkup early, as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Understand Forecast Information

Prepare for hurricane season by knowing how to understand forecasts. They can tell you a lot about what is expected,including the storm’s paths, rainfall amounts, wind speeds, and more. There is a lot of information available days ahead of a storm, and it is important to understand what it means.

Get Moving When a Storm Threatens

Do you know what to do when a storm threatens? Prepare for hurricane season by taking the time now to understand the actions needed when time is of the essence.

Stay Protected During Storms

Be prepared for hurricane season by knowing what to do during a storm. Whether you’ve evacuated or are sheltering in place, know what to expect from the hazards you may face. Remain vigilant, stay up-to-date with the latest forecasts and alerts, and continue to listen to local officials.

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Use Caution After Storms

A key part of hurricane preparedness is understanding the dangers that remain well after a storm. This is NOT the time to put your guard down. Nearly half of hurricane fatalities occur after the storm.

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Take Action Today

Are you ready for hurricane season? Take action TODAY to be better prepared for when the worst happens. Understand your risk from hurricanes, and begin pre-season preparations now. Make sure you understand how to interpret forecasts and alerts, and know what to do before, during, and after a storm. Even if you feel ready, there may be additional things you could do or learn.

For full information please go to the National Weather Service website.

Hurricane Season 2023 Central Florida

2023 Hurricane Predictions

The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project team predicts a “slightly below-normal” Atlantic hurricane season with the the team forecasting 13 named storms, including six hurricanes, two of which will be major hurricanes.

Hurricane Season 2023 Central Florida

2023 Atlantic Storm Names
  • Arlene

  • Bret

  • Cindy

  • Don

  • Emily

  • Franklin

  • Gert

  • Harold

  • Idalia

  • Jose

  • Katia

  • Lee

  • Margot

  • Nigel

  • Ophelia

  • Philippe

  • Rina

  • Sean

  • Tammy

  • Vince

  • Whitney

Hurricane Season 2023 Central Florida

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