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Hurricane Preparedness

                                          

   HURRICANE SEASON 2019

HelpMeDonate.org has put together this resource page to help you prepare for even the worst Hurricanes. 

Bookmark this page to make it an easy reference whenever you need.  


HURRICANE SEASON 2019 - GENERAL INFORMATION
Hurricane Season begins June 1 and ends November 30.   We have provided you with many tips and tools to help keep you and your loved one's safe.  The following are predictions for the 2019 Hurricane Season:

PROJECTIONS 
Here are the projections for the 2019 Hurricane Season.   
Named Storms:  13     Hurricanes:   5    Major Hurricanes:    2

WHAT TYPICALLY HAPPENS EARLY IN THE SEASON?  Learn more HERE.

ATLANTIC STORM NAMES FOR 2019
Here are the names to be used for Atlantic Storms during the 2019 Hurricane Season:
Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van, Wendy

REPORTING YOURSELF SAFE ON FACEBOOK, AND CHECKING ON OTHERS
Facebook provides a Crisis Response area where users and report themselves safe or check on others in an emergency.  You can learn more HERE.  

HOW HelpMeDonate.org ASSISTED WITH HURRICANE MICHAEL
Hurricane Michael left Northern Florida and parts of Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolina's reeling from the Category 4 storm in 2018.  HelpMeDonate.org responded immediately with water, supplies, and bringing help from The American Red Cross and Salvation Army to those in immediate need.  Learn more HERE.  

HelpMeDonate.org ASSISTED THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AFTER HURRICANE MICHAEL
Hurricane Michael devastated Tyndall Air Force Base, just 12 miles East of Panama City.  HelpMeDonate.org provided 2 truckloads, over 80,000 bottles of water to Tyndall Air Force Base, to assist them in their recovery.  Our Military protects and defends us each and every day.  This was our way of giving back and showing our appreciation for all they do.  Read more and see their Thank You letter to HelpMeDonate,org Here

National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Webinar 2019 

A free webinar on hurricanes will be offered for grades 4, 5, and 6 on Monday May 6, 2019 at 10am EDT and Thursday May 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EDT (9am CDT).

This webinar is part of the 2019 Hurricane Preparedness Week and the NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour. The webinar will be broadcast live from the Charlotte, NC stop of the Hurricane Awareness Tour.

The 2019 Hurricane Webinar for 4th through 6th grade classes are presented by the Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) team at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography (URI/GSO) in partnership with the NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC). The purpose of the Hurricane Webinars is to raise awareness about hurricanes in advance of the 2019 North Atlantic hurricane season.

During this free webinar, students will hear from NHC forecasters as well as NOAA AOC personnel who fly into hurricanes. The webinar will cover hurricane hazards, forecasting, observing hurricanes with airplanes, and hurricane preparedness.

National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Preparedness
Learn about the many hazards associated with Hurricanes and Cyclones.  

Build An Emergency Kit - from Ready.gov
Build an emergency kit to protect your family, home, and pets during an emergency.  This Kit should help you get through the first 72 hours of an emergency and includes a downloadable/printable supply list to take to the stores.  

HAVE AN EMERGENCY BAG READY TO GO
The American Red Cross offers a Deluxe Emergency Preparedness Kit Backpack.  Pictured at Right, it comes EMPTY!   It costs under $35 and can be found Here..  

For what to put IN your Emergency Backback, check this out from AARP,  Click Here.   

IMPORTANT LINKS FOR BEFORE AND AFTER A HURRICANE

Donate Online to Hurricane Relief                FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) 
Florida Emergency Mgmt                                  The Salvation Army 
The American Red Cross  

PLAY HURRICANE GAMES

           Hurricane Hero - Help Theo and Bill figure out where Hurricanes will make landfall.  

Hurricane Simulation - Drag the Hurricane around the map to see how it affects landfall.

    Whirlwind Disaster - Spell out words in the toolbar before the hurricane makes the letters disappear.


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