Natural Disaster

 Hurricane and Typhoon Preparedness & Response

Last Updated: May 27, 2020
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Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Typhoons are mature tropical cyclones that develop in the western part of the North Pacific Ocean. 

To prepare for a hurricane or typhoon, stock up on emergency supplies. Learn about your local emergency plans, warning signals, and evacuation routes. Be prepared to drive 20-50 miles inland to reach safety. If there is standing water or downed power lines, turn off the electricity. If you evacuate, turn off the electricity, gas and water, and take important papers and prescription drugs with you. Continue to monitor storm advisories and tell someone outside of the storm area where you are going.


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Health Threat Briefing (milSuite)External Link Order/Download Products Hurricane Preparedness/Pets
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COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season | Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) External Link

Going to a Public Disaster Shelter During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)External Link

Preventive Medicine Deployment Information

Hurricane Health Threat Briefing Templates External Link (Password protected - milSuite)

Additional Health Threat Briefing Resources External Link (Password protected - milSuite)

Hurricane Response Products Quick-link: External Link



Hurricane Response Tip Card

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Deployment Health Guide: Hurricane Response

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DoD Insect Repellent System Card

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Government Resources

Learn what to do...

Before, during and after a hurricane External Link (FEMA)

During an evacuationExternal Link (Ready.gov)

Pet and Animal Emergency PlanningExternal Link (Ready.gov)


Pet Safety Emergency Preparedness Brochure

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Non-Government Resources

The American Red Cross

Hurricane Safety Checklist   External Link

The American Veterinary Medical Association

Pets and DisastersExternal Link

Pet Evacuation PamphletExternal Link


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