Hurricane season is here. It officially begins June 1 and FEMA and NOAA are promoting Hurricane Preparedness this week.

Along with the official agencies, KTDY asks you to pledge to take the following steps:

Know your risk: The first step is to understand how hurricanes can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you and your family. When you understand your risk, you are more apt to know how to prepare. Check the weather forecast regularly and sign up for local alerts from emergency management officials and obtain a NOAA Weather Radio.

Take action: Pledge to develop an emergency plan based on your local hurricane, severe storms and flooding hazards and practice how and where you will evacuate if instructed by your emergency management officials. Understand the National Hurricane Center warning and alerts.


Be an Example: Once you have taken action and pledged, tell others about it… share your story and encourage your family and friends to do the same.