Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 15-21, 2016
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It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and tornadoes from these storms. The National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center issue watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.
Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 15-21, 2016) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Learn how with the daily tips below and related links. Share these with your friends and family to ensure that they're prepared.
Tours are an opportunity for NOAA and its partner agencies to visit locations along the coasts that could be impacted by hurricanes. At each location, NOAA’s National Weather Service and partner agencies teach visitors about weather safety and preparedness. And at some locations along the tour, folks can even take a look at one of the Hurricane Hunter airplanes and meet the pilots who fly into the storms to gather data. This year NOAA is partnering with the USAF Reserve, FEMA and FLASH, as well as many local partners, to bring the 2016 Hurricane Awareness Tours to locations in the Atlantic and Pacific Basins.
|Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour – April 11, 12, 13, 15, 16|| Hurricane Awareness Tour, Gulf Coast – May 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20
|Pacific Hurricane Awareness Tour – May 19, 26, 31 - June 1, 3, 6 and Mid June||Can't join us in person for the tour? You can still be #HurricaneStrong!|
National Hurricane Center: Live Broadcast for Students on May 17 at 11am EDT
A free webinar on hurricanes will be offered to grades 4, 5, and 6 on May 17 at 11 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. CDT). This webinar is part of the 2016 Hurricane Preparedness Week and the NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour. The webinar will be broadcast live from the Galveston stop of the Hurricane Awareness Tour.
During this free 45-minute webinar, students will hear from NHC scientists as well as NOAA AOC personnel who fly into hurricanes. The webinar will cover hurricane hazards, forecasting, observing hurricanes with airplanes, and hurricane preparedness. Classroom questions will be collected in advance of the webinar and questions will also be answered during the webinar.
The webinar will be presented by the Hurricanes: Science and Society team at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography in partnership with the NOAA National Hurricane Center and the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center. The purpose of the Hurricane Webinars is to raise awareness about hurricanes in advance of the 2016 North Atlantic hurricane season. Register Here
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