A hurricane is a tropical storm system of extreme size and destructive ability. These storms typically strike the United States Gulf Coast and Atlantic seaboard. They can dump large amounts of rain over a wide area, often causing flooding. High speed winds also present dangers, as flying debris can cause serious injury and property loss. The best defense against a hurricane is evacuation.
- Follow instructions as provided by your department/university.
- Listen to radio and television for weather updates.
- Check with media for return-to-work status.
- Local Radio and Television Stations
- FEMA Hurricane information and planning (READY.gov)
- Texas A&M University's Annex C - Sheltering & Mass Care (PDF)
- Hurricane and Tropical Storms Disaster Guide (PDF)
- Pets in Disasters Disaster Guide (PDF)
- Floods and Flash Floods Disaster Guide (PDF)
- Food and Water Disaster Guide (PDF)
- Disaster Supply Kit Disaster Guide (PDF)
- Family Disaster Plan Disaster Guide (PDF)