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How to prepare for a hurricane during a pandemic

Posted at 6:49 AM, Jul 29, 2020

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.

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2024 STORM NAMES

Alberto

Beryl

Chris

Debby

Ernesto

Francine

Gordon

Helene

Isaac

Joyce

Kirk

Leslie

Milton

Nadine

Oscar

Patty

Rafael

Sara

Tony

Valerie

William

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.