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Hurricanes/Tropical Weather

Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, Tropical Depressions


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Familiarize yourself with the terms that are used to identify a hurricane.

  • A hurricane watch means a hurricane is possible in your area within the next 48 hours. Be prepared to evacuate. Monitor local radio and television news outlets or listen to NOAA Weather Radio for the latest developments.
  • A hurricane warning is when a hurricane is expected in your area in the next 36 hours. If local authorities advise you to evacuate, leave immediately.

If a Hurricane/Tropical Storm Watch/Warning is issued for your area..

•Prepare where you live for storm impacts by taking in outdoor items, closing/securing doors/windows and ready your Emergency Supply Kit.

•Seek information: check the BC Emergency Website.

DO NOT go outside until the entire storm has passed.  Listen to official information from authorities about when it is safe to venture outside.

•After the storm has ended be aware of downed wires, broken trees and falling objects.

For More Information About Hurricanes and Tropical Weather