Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season typically runs through November, and this year could be especially challenging according to experts:

“T​he 2023 Atlantic hurricane season may be one of the most active for any El Niño season on record, due to record-warm Atlantic Ocean water temperatures, according to the latest outlook.

“A​n update released July 20, 2023 by The Weather Company and Atmospheric G2 calls for 20 total storms, 10 of which are expected to become hurricanes and five of which will reach at least Category 3 status.

“This is an increase of three storms, one hurricane and one major hurricane since their previous outlook, which was released in mid-June. The increase in storms and the overall outlook takes into account five storms that have already occurred this year.”  (full story)

Make sure your facility is ready!

In addition to the resources available in the LTC Disaster Preparedness Manual, the team at LTC2Prepare has pulled together the following videos to provide you with additional preparedness resources.

Surviving Hurricane Florence

An LTC administrator describes how her facility prepared for and experienced Hurricane Florence — a powerful and long-lived Cape Verde hurricane that caused catastrophic damage in the Carolinas in September 2018, primarily as a result of freshwater flooding due to torrential rain (source: Wikipedia)

 

 

Prepare for Wind and Water

Mitigation Strategies, Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Protection: Architectural experts provide guidance for your facility

Wind Impacts

Water Impacts