Hurricane season is officially here.
Is your community prepared?
We have created several resources to help your community stay safe before, during, and after hurricanes. Scroll down to the Resources section to download the free materials.
These resources include:
- Social media graphics
- Before, During, and After a Hurricane Checklist
- Vacationing During Hurricane Season Checklist
- Hashtags to help foster community participation
- Ready-to-use social media messages
Social Media Toolkit
Social media can be one of the most effective ways to communicate with your community. Be sure to use our social media graphics when educating others on hurricane preparedness. You can download the graphics here or in the Resources section below.
We also encourage you to use the following hashtags in your social media posts:
Social Media Messages
We have created ready-to-use messages to post on social media. Use these messages to help inform your community about hurricane season. Simply copy, paste, and post.
If a hurricane hits your area, it is critically important to monitor directions from local authorities and storm updates from your phone, radio, or TV – or a portable, battery-operated radio if the power goes out. #GetHurricaneReady #WeArePrepared
If you are sheltering in place, remain inside in an interior room with as few windows as possible. Stay away from all glass features like windows and glass doors. #GetHurricaneReady #WeArePrepared
Even after a storm is over, it can still be very dangerous outside. Avoid fallen electrical lines and debris when moving around outside. Be sensitive to signs of broken gas lines. If you smell gas, stay outside, and alert the utility company. #GetHurricaneReady #WeArePrepared
Depending on the size and nature of the damage done to your property, consider enlisting the assistance of a public adjuster to assist with processing your insurance claim. #GetHurricaneReady #WeArePrepared
Hear From The Experts
"If you live in a hurricane-prone area, there are two things I strongly advise: check your insurance policy and have hard copies of important documents and numbers you would typically access online. Regarding your insurance policy, make sure that there is sufficient coverage specific to rebuilding. Going back to a normal state requires working with the insurance company, contractors, engineers, architects, etc. It may take three to five years to complete. Secondly, print out important phone numbers, insurance policies, and account numbers. We are too reliant on technology. In the wake of a weather event or cybersecurity malware, you may not have access to your personal information or accounts online."
- Louis Avila, Vice President, Mitigation
"Summertime is synonymous with beach vacations, cruises, family outings, and hurricane season. Before leaving for vacation, do your research. Talk to your travel agent, airline, car rental, and hotel associates to see what you can do if you find yourself along the path of a hurricane. And always, read the fine print."
- Stephanie Murphy, Vice President of Preparedness, Resiliency, and Emergency Management
“It is critical that local governments prepare to recover from a disaster much the same way they prepare to respond. Proper planning and the implementation of best practices for recovery prior to an event will help ensure a community can financially recover from the sudden impact of disasters. Poor financial recovery from a hurricane can have a long lasting and devastating impact to the health of a community”
William "Bill" Slater, Vice President of Recovery