National Hurricane Preparedness Week
FEMA is partnering with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which begins on May 24 and extends through May 30. The week highlights the importance of planning ahead to protect individuals and families, and secure homes and communities in advance of the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 to November 30.
FEMA calls upon everyone to take action this hurricane season, which begins by knowing the risk, preparing individuals and families, and taking the appropriate actions to prepare for what to do if a hurricane were approaching. FEMA encourages families, individuals, communities and businesses to take action by joining America’s PrepareAthon!, a national community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience.
More than ever, it takes the whole community’s participation to build resiliency. FEMA encourages everyone to prepare now and know what do before, during and after a hurricane makes landfall. Being prepared helps build stronger, safer and more resilient communities. Practicing what to do in an emergency in advance of the event could make a difference in the ability to take immediate and informed action, which, in turn, enables a quicker