Posted on May 21st, 2012
The arrival of Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl meant the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season started early. It usually starts in June and lasts until November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October.
But what’s the big deal? Metro Atlanta shouldn’t worry too much about hurricanes, right? Wrong. Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. So while Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Counties are not coastal, hurricanes can still cause damage to the area! Wind damage and inland flooding are two large threats when these storms pass through.
While we cannot prevent hurricanes or other disasters, we can be better prepared for them. Take some time this week to ensure that you are ready this season. Check the following information on how to:
1) Create an emergency supply kit
2) Create an emergency plan for your family
3) Protect you and your family from Hurricane Winds
4) Protect you and your family from Inland Flooding
For weather updates, check the National Weather Service.