2012 Hurricane Season is Here – Are you Ready?

 

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, with U.S. forecasters predicting a "less active" season of one to three major hurricanes but warning coastal communities to remain vigilant. But regardless of the outlook, it's vital for anyone living or vacationing in hurricane‐prone locations to be prepared.

Storm names

The following names will be used for named storms that form in the North Atlantic in 2012. Retired names, if any, will be announced by the World Meteorological Organization in the spring of 2013. The names not retired from this list will be used again in the 2018 season. This is the same list used in the 2006 season.


 • Alberto           • Beryl             • Chris          • Debby          • Ernesto          • Florence          • Gordon

 • Helene            • Isaac             • Joyce           • Kirk               • Leslie             • Michael           • Nadine

 • Oscar              • Patty             • Rafael        • Sandy              • Tony               • Valerie            • William

 

Atlantic Hurricane Season  

TAKING ACTION is as easy as 1-2-3:

1 BEFORE

Before Hurricane Season Starts YOU SHOULD:

 

Assemble your Disaster Supply Kit.

These items are often scattered around your home and simply need to be brought together into one

location. 

Write out your Family Disaster Plan.

Discuss the possible hazards with your family.  

 

2 WATCH

 

When a Hurricane Watch is issued

YOU SHOULD: Check your Disaster Supply Kit.

Make sure nothing is missing. Determine if there is anything you need to supplement your kit. Replenish your water.

 

Activate your Family Disaster Plan.

Protective measures should be initiated, especially those actions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 WARNING

 


When a Hurricane Warning is issued

YOU SHOULD: Ready your Disaster Supply Kit for use.

If you need to evacuate, you should bring your Supply Kit with you.

Use your Family Disaster Plan.

Your family should be in the process of are in an evacuation area. Identify an out‐of‐town family contact. that require extra time (for example, securing a boat or leaving a barrier island). Completing protective actions and deciding the safest location to be during the storm.