A hurricane is a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. They are one of nature’s most powerful storms, producing strong winds, surge flooding, and heavy rainfall which can lead to fatal inland flooding, tornados, and rip currents.
Hurricanes pose a threat to people and property. It is important to know your risk, especially if you live in a high-risk zone. Consider these tips:
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air, usually attached to the base of a thunderstorm and extends to the ground. Tornadoes are one of the most violent and fatal natural phenomena we experience. About 1,200 tornadoes hit the US every year, which makes it important for you to be prepared. Here are some tips:
Flooding is an overflow of water, whether a few inches deep or capable of submerging entire buildings, that occurs when water cannot be fully absorbed in the ground. Floods are a leading cause of fatalities and economic loss in the United States.
Consider these tips to keep yourself and your family safe:
In most regions, near freezing temperatures are considered extreme cold weather. Extreme cold temperatures may lead to serious health problems, since when temperatures drop below normal and wind speed increases, heat can leave your body more rapidly. Extreme cold is dangerous, especially to those most susceptible such as the unhoused, those who are stranded, and those who have poorly insulated homes. If you find yourself in an area that is susceptible to extreme cold, here are some tips: