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Be prepared for Atlantic hurricane season with NVFC hurricane preparedness resource center

NVFC prepares communities to deal with hurricanes and cyclones
NVFC resource will help people to check out for proper resources in the time catastrophes

The NVFC created the resource center to help communities tackle and overcome aftermaths of hurricane disasters.

Hurricane season is from June 1-November 30, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be active to extremely active. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) wants to help communities be ready. The NVFC created this resource center to help fire/EMS departments prepare their communities for hurricane activity.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Hurricane Season Preparedness

Preparedness is everyone's responsibility and DHS and FEMA provide information on the roles that individuals, states, localities, and the federal government should take in hurricane preparedness.

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)


Hurricane information, tips, and links from the FEMA, including what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

Are You Ready? Guide - Hurricanes

The hurricane section of FEMA's citizen preparedness guide Are You Ready? provides basic information about hurricanes, a list of hurricane preparedness publications and hurricane preparedness tips.

National Hurricane Program (NHP)

The National Hurricane Program, housed under FEMA's Mitigation Division, conducts and supports many projects and activities that help protect communities and their residents from hurricane hazards. The NHP also conducts assessments and provides tools and technical assistance to state and local agencies in developing hurricane evacuation plans.

Community hurricane prepardeness course will help in preparing communities to meet with possible dangers

Community Hurricane Preparedness Course

FEMA Independent Study Program: IS-324 Community Hurricane Preparedness is an interactive computer-based course designed to provide those involved in the decision-making process for hurricanes with basic information about 1) how hurricanes form, 2) the hazards they pose, 3) how the National Weather Service forecasts future hurricane behavior and 4) what tools and guiding principles can help emergency managers prepare their communities.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

NOAA's predictions for the 2009 hurricane season.

Hurricane Preparedness Week

NOAA established a special Hurricane Preparedness web site that includes information regarding various aspects of hurricanes and hurricane preparedness, as well as actions that people can take based on specific hurricane hazards.

National Weather Service (NWS)

NOAA's National Weather Service provides up-to-date weather conditions and forecasts for the nation, including tropical storm and hurricane information.

National Hurricane Center (NHC)

National Hurricane Center maintains an up-to-date watch on hurricanes 

The National Hurricane Center maintains a continuous watch on tropical cyclones over the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Pacific from May 15 through November 30. The Center prepares and distributes hurricane watches and warnings for the general public, and also prepares and distributes marine and military advisories for other users.


The Department of Homeland Security and The Advertising Council partnered to develop Ready, a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. The page goes through the steps to take to prepare for a hurricane.

National Volunteer Fire Council

NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund

Volunteer firefighters whose homes have been impacted by a state- or federally-declared disaster can apply for financial assistance through the NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund.

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