Hurricane season is officially underway and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) has predicted a near-normal 2012 hurricane season. Hurricane season
lasts from June to November, and although the NOAA has predicted a near-normal season, it is
still vital to stay aware and prepared.
The effects of a hurricane on a community can be devastating, as Hurricane Andrew showed
us 20 years ago. While NOAA’s technology and innovations have helped predict and monitor
hurricanes, having personal knowledge of the effects, being prepared ahead of time and having
recovery plans may help keep you safe.
For the month of June, the Red Cross East Georgia Chapter will focus on featuring a blog entry about
safety tips, facts and resources for this hurricane season.
Our blogs will mention ways to protect you and your family in case a hurricane hits and ways
that you can help others who are affected by the storms.
Tell us your stories and tips. Along with our blogs, tell us how a hurricane has affected your
life and a hurricane plan your family uses. Personal stories are just one way that the emergency
disaster services at the East Georgia Chapter connect with our community. Send your stories to
email@example.com and you may be featured in one of our blogs.
Photos courtesy of the American Red Cross