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Hurricanes are dangerous and destructive. Known also as cyclones and typhoons in other parts of the world, hurricanes cause high winds, flooding, heavy rain, and storm surges (high tidal waves). Learn more about hurricanes and other tropical storms so you can be prepared to keep your family safe.

Preparedness and Safety for Hurricanes, Flooding, and Similar Disasters

Even if there’s no risk of a hurricane right now, it is important to be safe and plan ahead. Get tips on how to stock up on supplies and plan for emergencies.

mp4When the Waves Swell - Hurricane Preparedness Animated Video
Size 12.01 MB

If a hurricane is coming, you may hear an order to evacuate (leave your home). Never ignore an order to evacuate. Even sturdy, well-built houses may not hold up against a hurricane. Staying home to protect your property is not worth risking your health and safety.

You may also hear an order to stay at home. Sometimes, staying at home is safer than leaving.

mp4Hurricane Preparedness
Size 8.72 MB

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Danger Rangers

Seven animal heroes called the "Danger Rangers," their robot Fallbot, and their artificial intelligence called SAVO teach children about safety through examples, such as environmental hazards and unsafe places.

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