May 25-31, 2014 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. NOAA predicts a near-normal or below-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year, but it’s important to remember that it only takes one land-falling hurricane to cause major impacts. Hurricanes come with many hazards – storm surge, high winds, heavy rains, inland flooding and even tornadoes. The official Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30. As peak season approaches, it is important to understand and prepare for hurricane hazards, even if you don’t live right on the coast.
These videos from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, focused on Hurricane Preparedness Week daily themes, will help you learn more about hurricanes and prepare for hurricane season.
- Overview of a Hurricane: Learn the basics about hurricanes and hurricane season. - Storm Surge: Storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property along the coast - Wind: Hurricane force winds can destroy buildings and mobile homes, and send debris flying – like signs, roofing materials, siding and small items left outside. - Inland Flooding: Flooding from hurricanes is a major threat for people living inland. - The Forecast Process: Learn how hurricane forecasts are developed. - Get a Plan! Make a disaster plan and know what to do if you have to evacuate. - Take Action Before, During and After the Storm: Tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane.
More lives and property will be threatened across the southeastern United States into Sunday night as an outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes erupt.
Welcome rain will return to northern India later this week, sweeping away the persistent fog and haze, but only for a brief time.
State emergency management officials say 11 people were killed and 23 injured after a twister hit the southernmost area of Georgia on the Florida border, the AP reported.
A multifaceted storm will bring major disruptions to the northeastern United States spanning Sunday night into Tuesday.
A magnitude-7.9 rocked Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea on Sunday afternoon, local time.
A tornado tore through the town of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, during the early morning hours on Saturday.
A major storm will accompany mild temperatures in the northeastern United States early this week.
A major snowstorm with blizzard conditions may develop over the central United States early this week along the leading edge of a new invasion of cold air.