Monthly Archives: December 2016
Once you have developed your disaster plan, you need to practice and maintain it. Practicing your plan will help your family instinctively take the appropriate actions during an actual emergency; even in the middle of the night. You should review your plan at least annually and make updates as necessary.
The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge! There are certain recommended actions that can help you through each stage of a Storm Surge emergency.
Hazardous materials come in the form of explosives, flammable and combustible substances, poisons and radioactive materials. You and your community are at risk if a chemical is used unsafely or released in harmful amounts into the environment where you live or work.
Mitigation is deciding on which actions to take before, during, and after the next disaster. The following actions are some important recommendations that you can follow through each stage of a flood emergency:
A Disaster or Emergency Supplies Kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency because will not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them and you may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
Storm surge is a very complex phenomenon because it is sensitive to the slightest changes in storm intensity, forward speed, size (radius of maximum winds-RMW), angle of approach to the coast, central pressure (minimal contribution in comparison to the wind), and the shape and characteristics of coastal features such as bays and estuaries.