Hurricane / Tropical Storm

What to Do

  • Monitor current conditions with the National Weather Service at and the National Hurricane Center at
  • During high wind, shelter in a small, interior, windowless room or hallway on the lowest, dry floor.
  • Stay off bridges over fast-moving water.
  • Stay inside if your car is trapped in fast-moving floodwater. If water is rising in the vehicle, go onto the vehicle's roof.
  • If trapped in a building, go to its highest level (avoid closed attics). Go onto the roof only if necessary.

How to Prepare

How to Recover

  • Use generators or gasoline-powered machinery outdoors and away from windows.
  • Do not use wet electrical equipment or while standing in water to avoid electric shock.
  • Do not wade in floodwater which can contain contaminants.