Week 3 (Sept. 13-19): Prepare for Disasters
By Tech. Sgt. Mikel Rogers, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management plans NCOIC
/ Published September 14, 2020
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage because of storm surge, wind damage and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge is historically the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States. Eastern Pacific hurricane season is from May 15 to Nov. 30, and Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to Nov. 30.
Know what disasters and hazards could affect our area, how to get emergency alerts and where you would go if you and your family needed to evacuate. Make sure your family has a plan and practices it often.
Types of disasters and hazards:
- tropical storms
- high winds
- snowstorms and extreme cold
- nuclear power plants
- thunderstorms and lightning