It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and tornadoes from these storms. The National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center issue watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.
Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2017) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Learn how with the daily tips below and related links. Share these with your friends and family to ensure that they’re prepared.
Colington firefighters recently tested newly installed hurricane shutters at the station as part of Hurricane Preparedness Week. The storm shutters offer several benefits, including better wind and debris protection for windows as well as reducing the chance of injury to firefighters through easy deployment from inside the building. Previously firefighters had to climb ladders holding large pieces of plywood to secure to the exterior of the building.
Follow this link to watch a short video from the National Hurricane Center on hurricane preparedness, and learn how to become #HurricaneStrong!