The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland.Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Hurricane can produce winds exceeding 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and mircrobursts.
Hurricanes are measure by the Safer-Simpson scale and receive a category designation by strength. Knowing the strength of a hurricane’s winds, can help you and your family prepare for a storm. Hurricanes are very large storms that span hundreds of miles, and their wind fields extend out from the center creating large areas of damage and destruction.
Now is the time for you to prepare an evacuation plan, and put together a hurricane pack with food, water and important papers. Make sure you and your family have reviewed our hurricane safety tips and hurricane video learning.
Learn more about hurricane force winds through the National Hurricane Center’s day 3 video from their hurricane preparedness series. Be sure to check back daily for additional videos.