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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

About Hurricanes

Hurricane PreparednessThe Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. While most people think that only coastal regions are susceptible to damage, inland areas such as Union County often see high winds, flooding, and even tornadoes that result when a hurricane moves through the area. Union County Government has put together this list of resources to help residents and businesses stay safe during hurricane season and throughout the year.

 


Make a Plan

Before hurricane season begins, make a plan to ensure your family's safety. Take time to understand what hurricane watches and warnings mean, sign up for local community alerts to stay well-informed, and prepare your property for potential storm impact.

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  • Sign up for UC Alerts to get real-time notifications in the event of an emergency or severe weather.
  • Determine an evacuation route(s), learn where shelters are, and pack a "go bag."
  • Learn whether your home is in a flood zone by going to our GIS and Mapping page and reviewing the county map. To see the flood zones, go to Map Layers > Natural > 2014 FEMA Zones to turn on the flood zone layer.
  • Review your insurance policies, create an inventory of your belongings, and take photos of your home and possessions. Back this information up so you can access these items electronically.
  • If you or your loved ones have a disability, make sure to review our preparedness page for people with functional disabilities.
  • Protect your property by installing sewer backflow valves, anchoring fuel tanks, and preparing your well.
  • Place any important documents in a waterproof container to help keep them dry and easily accessible.

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Build a Kit

Build an emergency kit with enough supplies to last for three to seven days. Make sure to include prescription medication, extra eyeglasses, your cell phone and charger, and food for your pet(s).

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Be Informed

Stay tuned to local authorities before and after the storm for information about weather forecasts, shelter operations, and directions for returning to evacuated areas.

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Hurricane Resources