Hurrican preparedness right at your fingertips
By Maj. Erin Dick, 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 13, 2009
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --
Hopefully by now, nearly three months into hurricane season, Hurlburt Airmen and their families have taken the necessary steps and precautions to be prepared if a major storm threatens the Gulf Coast. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak of storm activity occurring from August to October. And while hurricanes happen every single year at the exact same time, that first storm often catches people off guard resulting in a mad dash to the grocery and hardware store for basic supplies.
While experts are predicting a below-average probability of United States major hurricane landfall, the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron weather flight is already monitoring tropical depressions in the Atlantic which are expected to intensify.
Regardless of the predictions, Mother Nature isn't reading any calendars or listening to the experts. A tropical storm could happen any time. The key to safely navigating through the hurricane season is planning ahead. Everything you need to know to plan ahead can be found in the hurricane section of the Hurlburt Field Web site located at http://www2.hurlburt.af.mil/library/hurricane/index.asp
Whether making your family disaster plan and supply kit, planning your evacuation route or trying to figure out how to take care of your pet during a storm, the hurricane section of the Hurlburt Field Web site is your one stop shop for information. You will also find external links to useful organizations and information, hurricane newsletters and helpful phone numbers.