WATCHES AND WARNINGS

TROPICAL STORM WATCH
Tropical storm conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours.
 
TROPICAL STORM WARNING
Tropical storm conditions are expected, usually within 36 hours.
 
HURRICANE WATCH
Hurricane conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours.
 
HURRICANE WARNING
Hurricane conditions are expected, usually within 36 hours.
 
TROPICAL STORM
Sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph
 
HURRICANE
Sustained winds of 74 mph or higher
 

 

PLANNING FOR AN EMERGENCY
 
Disaster kits and emergency supplies should be fully stocked by June 1, the start of hurricane season. Once a hurricane warning is declared, most of your preparations should be directed toward your home.
 
Remember to discuss your family emergency plan ahead of time. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what to do in case of an emergency.