Hurricane Season 2018

posted by KB - 

Hurricane Florence was a reminder to us all that inclement weather is something we must deal with during this time of year.

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season doesn't officially end until November 30, 2018. 

The first forecast for the year was released by TSR on December 7, 2017. It predicted a slightly above-average season, with potentially 15 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.

Should any potentially threatening weather occur here in the Pee Dee, we will gather information and present it here.

In the meantime, BE WEATHER READY!  According to weather.gov you should:

Know your risk

Hurricanes, droughts, tornadoes, snowstorms, flooding – severe weather impacts every part of the country. The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you and your family.

What you can do:

  1. Bookmark weather.gov to get the latest forecast information.
  2. Follow the National Weather Service on Facebook and Twitter.
  3. Read the State of the Climate reports to discover historical trends.

Take action

Be Force of Nature by making sure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather. This includes creating a disaster supplies kit and making sure that you can receive emergency messages.What you can do:

  1. Obtain a NOAA Weather Radio.
  2. Learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts.
  3. Create a disaster supplies kit.

Be an example

Be a positive influence on your community by sharing your weather preparedness story. Be a Force of Nature by letting your friends and family know what you did to become weather-ready.What you can do:

  1. Tweet that you’re prepared with the hashtag #BeAForce
  2. Share your preparedness story on Facebook.
  3. Make sure you have a Family Emergency Plan.

Find more info here National Weather Service: https://www.weather.gov/

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