By DCMA Emergency Management Team
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that, on average, 12 tropical storms, six of which become hurricanes, form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 each year. While weather tracking technology provides increasing warning of impending storms, NOAA and other government organizations each year stress the importance of long-range planning for individuals and families.
The DCMA Emergency Management Team encourages employees to become familiar with the sites and tools available to assist in getting ready for damaging weather. Many of the suggestions and tools can help in other situations, too, from other natural disasters to simple power outages.
Visit Ready.gov’s hurricane page to prepare for, respond to and mitigate upcoming storms.
For additional facts regarding hurricanes, NOAA offers detailed scientific explanations including a short video.
The American Red Cross offers a hurricane safety page with detailed preparation and post storm tips.
Employees can also visit the agency's Emergency Resources page for more, including information on how to update emergency contact information through the DCMA Mass Notification System, the agency's primary employee communication channel during emergencies. In addition, employees can contact the team directly with questions.
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