Make Sure You’re Ready for the Storm!

Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:00

It’s summer and that means a few things: warm weather, vacations, and… hurricane season. Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. According to our partners at NOAA’s National Weather Service, an above average Atlantic Hurricane season is predicted for 2017, and a near- or above-normal season is predicted in the Central Pacific. While you’re making sure that you’re well-prepared, think about the potential for your things to become marine debris. Storms bring high winds and rain, strong waves, and storm surges that can damage or destroy homes, boats, and property; put you and your family at risk; and have the potential to create a lot of marine debris.

Make sure you have a plan in case you find a storm heading your way. Plan for how to best keep your family safe and protect your home and other property from getting damaged and from contributing to the marine debris problem. Need some tips for making sure you’re ready? Check out the What to Do Before the Tropical Storm or Hurricane resource page.

Make sure you’re ready for hurricane season and have a safe summer.

A marina full of debris.
Make sure you’re prepared if a storm comes your way and take steps to reduce the amount of resulting marine debris. (Photo Credit: NOAA)


Make Sure You’re Ready for the Storm!

Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:00

For citation purposes, unless otherwise noted, this article was authored by the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

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