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Be prepared in case of a Hurricane. Find out what to do!
Hurricanes are violently rotating windstorms, usually including heavy rains and winds of 74 miles per hour or higher. Hurricanes can cause flash flooding, downed trees, downed power lines, power outages and massive amount of debris on roads. The peak months for hurricanes are August and September, however, hurricane season extends from June 1 to November 30.
A hurricane WATCH means that a hurricane is possible within 36 hours.
A hurricane WARNING means that a hurricane is EXPECTED within 24 hours or less.