Hurricanes are strong storms that cause life- and property threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane.
Hurricane Watch-Hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued.
Hurricane Warning-Hurricane conditions are
expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and
leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.