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How to prepare for a hurricane during a pandemic

Posted at 6:49 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 08:47:11-04

Hurricane season is here and as of this week there is another system brewing in the tropics.

RELATED: Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 expected to strengthen to Tropical Storm Isaias

As a result, local emergency officials are stressing the importance of getting prepared.

Although its still early to tell whether or not this system will impact South Florida, its never to early to prepare.

You can do easily by printing out your customized hurricane guide here.

All you have to do is type in your address and it will include information such closest shelter, evacuation zones and emergency numbers.

It also includes a complete supply checklist for your hurricane kit.

Download Storm Shield App, www.StormShieldAlerts.com

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Scripps National Desk
1:29 PM, Dec 17, 2018

2020 STORM NAMES

Arthur

Bertha

Cristobal

Dolly

Edouard

Fay

Gonzalo

Hanna

Isaias

Josephine

Kyle

Laura

Marco

Nana

Omar

Paulette

Rene

Sally

Teddy

Vicky

Wilfred

TERMS TO KNOW

TROPICAL STORM WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

HURRICANE WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

HURRICANE WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.