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Hurricane Preparedness Week Begins on May 6th

posted Apr 16, 2018, 1:27 PM by Gary Greenberg   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 6:48 AM ]
The hurricane season in North America begins on June 1st and runs to November 30th each year. During this period, an average of twelve tropical storms will form, of which six will become hurricanes over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico.

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coordinates public safety campaigns all year round about weather hazards. During Hurricane Preparedness Week, they provide web-based resources ( with daily themes that include:

·      Determining Your Risk

·      Developing an Evacuation Plan

·      Assembling Disaster Supplies

·      Securing an Insurance Check-Up

·      Strengthening Your Home

·      Helping Your Neighbor

·      Completing Your Written Hurricane Plan

Here are resources for the classroom about hurricanes from PBS LearningMedia, including episodes from NOVA and Dinosaur Train:

Hurricane Katrina approaching New Orleans (Gr.1-12)

Dinosaur Discoveries: Hurricanes | Dinosaur Train (Gr. PreK-1)

Hurricane Story | Dinosaur Train (Gr. PreK-1)

Scientist Profile: Hurricane Researcher (Gr. 4-6)

Killer Hurricanes | Hurricane Paths Over Time (Gr.9-12)