A Hurricane can combine storm surge, powerful winds, tornadoes and torrential rains into a disastrous combination
A rising of sea level 50 to 100 miles wide that sweeps across the coast close to where the hurricane eye makes landfall. Most hurricane related deaths are caused by drowning, storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property
Hurricane winds are in excess of 74 mph and is capable of destroying buildings and homes. Debris can become flying missiles and winds often stay above hurricane strength well inland. It is extremely important to secure your home and cover your windows. Mobile homes are extremely vulnerable to high winds and should be evacuated regardless of where they are located.
Torrential rains in excess of 10 inches can produce destructive floods. this is a major threat to areas well inland.
After the disaster, you may be without power, water, food and any of the services you may normally rely on.