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5 Things To Know About Hurricane SuppliesA hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a generic term for a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics. The cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms and, in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the Earth's surface. The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist long enough, they can combine to produce the violent winds, incredible waves, torrential rains, and flood we associate with this phenomenon.

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30, with peak season from mid-August to late October — although it should be noted that hurricanes can, and have, occurred outside of this time frame.

Hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property; tropical storms and depressions also can be devastating. The primary hazards from tropical cyclones are storm surge flooding, inland flooding from heavy rains, destructive winds, tornadoes, high surf and rip currents.

Have A Family Disaster Plan


  • Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.
  • Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community.
  • Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet.
  • Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.
  • Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.
  • Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.
  • Check your insurance coverage. Keep in mind that flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance
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We've got you covered. Call Prestige Insurance Group, Inc. at (888) 969-8778 for a free Florida windstorm insurance quote.

(Article Courtesy: SeaCoast Underwriters)
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