Familiarize yourself with hurricane terminology


Hurricane season begins June 1. It’s time to familiarize yourself and your family with severe weather terminology.

ReadyAlabama released these tips:

  • A hurricane warning means *one is expected* in your area. follow evacuation orders from local officials if given
  • A hurricane watch means *one is possible* in your area. Know your evacuation route & listen to local officials.
  • Don’t put you or your family at risk; follow the instructions of local officials – and if told to evacuate, evacuate.

Also, the week of May 25 – 31 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Each day you can make preparations for different aspects of a potential storm.

You can get that information on the National Hurricane Center’s website.

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