Established in 1985 Family Owned & Operated 561-498-0667
Delray Beach Fla. 33483
TROPICAL STORM WARNING - Tropical Storm conditions are expected in your area within the next 24 hours.
HURRICANE WATCH - Hurricane conditions with sustained winds of 74 mph or greater are possible in your area within the next 36 hours. This WATCH should trigger your family's disaster plan, and protective measures should be initiated. Especially, those actions that require extra time such as securing a boat and leaving a barrier island.
HURRICANE WARNING - Hurricane conditions are expected in your area within 24 hours. Once this WARNING has been issued, your family should be in the process of completing protective actions and deciding the safest location to be during the storm.
|Tropical Wave||A low pressure trough moving generally westward with the trade winds.|
|Tropical Disturbance||An organized area of thunderstorms that usually forms in the tropics. Typically, they maintain their identity for 24 hours and are accompanied by heavy rains and gusty winds.|
|Tropical Cyclone||A generic term for any organized low pressure that develops over tropical and sometimes sub-tropical waters. Tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes are all example of tropical cyclones.|
|Tropical Depression||An organized area of low pressure in which sustained winds are 38 mph or less.|
|Tropical Storm||A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained wind speeds that range from 39 to 73 mph.|
|Hurricane||A tropical cyclone with sustained winds of at least 74 mph.|
|Category||Winds (MPH)||Pressure (Millibars)||Pressure (Inches)||Storm Surge|
AFTER A HURRICANE: Stay indoors until it is safe to come out. Check for injured or trapped people, without putting yourself in danger. Watch out for flooding which can happen after a hurricane. Do not attempt to drive in flooding water. Stay away from standing water. It may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines. Don’t drink tap water until officials say its safe to do so.
|Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.|
|Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community.|
|Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet.|
|Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.|
|Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.|
|Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.|
|Check your insurance coverage - flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance. National Flood Insurance Program|
|Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply Kit.|
|Use a NOAA weather radio. Remember to replace its battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke detectors.|
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