The Department of Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.
With climate change affecting the intensity and frequency of precipitation across the U.S., EPA is helping the American public get ready for hurricane season by highlighting National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
There are several practical ways that communities, individuals, and families can prepare and plan for hurricanes. Many planning and preparation activities may be different this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, communities potentially affected by hurricanes should check with the CDC and FEMA for additional or modified safety precautions.
Be sure to update emergency plans and preparedness kit supplies due to COVID-19.
Stay connected with community leaders and local government for tips on hurricane preparedness.
Check EPA’s website on hurricane preparedness and recovery for information on: