FACTS of Hurricane Season
HURRICANE SEASON FACTS
- While hurricanes pose the greatest risks, tropical storms and depressions also pose serious threats due to flooding, rain, winds, waves, and tornadoes
- Slow moving storms produce more rain and flooding than swift moving storms
- Hurricanes mostly occur from June to November when seas are warmest. Peak season is August to October
- In the lead up to a storm, ask friends and relatives outside the storm's path if you can stay with them to avoid staying in large shelters
- Know your home. If your South Florida home was built after 2002, it's designed to withstand some hurricane force winds. In the event of a tropical storm or non major hurricane, sheltering in place may be your safest option
- Due to COVID-19, even under storm conditions, masks are not enough, continue social distancing if sheltering outside home and wash your hands often.
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