Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Skip over global navigation links
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricanes are powerful storms that can create severe flooding, dangerous storm surges, high winds, and tornadoes.  The effects of these storms can be devastating to entire communities and can have long-lasting consequences, including loss of life and property.  


View More Hurricane Preparedness Videos >>

Preparedness and Planning

Proper Planning can help you and your family get through a hurricane safely.  Learn the key elements of a good plan and how to plan to stay connected with family members, plan for loved ones with special need, protect your pets, and other important aspects of preparedness.


During a Hurricane

Knowing what to do during a hurricane can help you and your family make better decisions that will keep you safe.  Of course, to make an informed decision, be sure to stay connected with your state's emergency management office.


Following a Hurricane

Learn how to take steps to recover from a hurricane and cope with the stress and loss caused by the disaster.


Resources for Response Workers

Response workers have special responsibilities and challenges during a disaster.  Learn how to stay safe and keep others safe and healthy.

Stay Up To Date with

Watch, Listen, Subscribe

Facebook Exit Icon Twitter Exit Icon YouTube Exit Icon
Email via GovDelivery Exit Icon LinkedIn Exit Icon

Join the Response

Join NDMS 

Register with Emergency System  for Advance Registration of  Volunteer Health Professionals 

  • This page last reviewed: April 28, 2017