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The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year, with the peak period from early August through the end of October. Hurricanes are strong storms that can cause life and property damage. Dangerous hazards such as flooding, high winds, and tornadoes (Tornados are most common between March and June in North Carolina although they may occur any time of the year).
Being prepared is the best safety against the dangers of a hurricane and other big emergencies and the time to plan is now. Here are some helpful tips.
PLAN: Discuss with your family what to do before, during and after an emergency. The more prepared you are, the better you will be.
PREPARE: Make an emergency supplies kit before a disaster with basic items your family may need in or after an emergency. Be sure everyone knows where the kit is. You need to put enough water, food and supplies in your kit for 3 to 7 days for each person and pet.
STAY INFORMED: Know the hazards where you live. Have a way to check very bad weather and receive emergency alerts for your location.
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