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Preparedness month: hurricane safety

It is the third week of National Preparedness month, and we’re talking about how to use your emergency notification system to keep your community safe and informed in the event of a hurricane, tropical storm or tropical depression.

According to NOAA’s Atlantic hurricane season forecast update, the 2015 hurricane season should see a below average number of storms. As of the latest update on August 6, NOAA reported that there was a 70% chance of 6-10 named storms hitting the U.S. , well below the 30-year average of 12 storms. You can read NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s full hurricane season outlook here.

Despite the lower number of expected storms, it is important to keep your residents up-to-date on safety procedures in your community because while there may be fewer or less powerful storms, each storm brings dangerous risk of storm surge and rainwater flooding. We encourage you to revisit our blog from this year’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and discuss the public safety plan in your community. Read more: Is your community ready for the upcoming hurricane season?

This week we also prepared an informational sheet on hurricane preparedness, system uses following a storm and more. As always, we encourage you to reach out to us at 866-939-0911 if you need assistance, have questions regarding your notification system or want to establish some best practices for your community.