Natural Disaster

Hurricane and Typhoon Preparedness & Response

Last Updated: July 31, 2018
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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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Preventive Medicine Deployment Information

Medical Threat Briefing: Hurricane Response Preventive Medicine Measures - Updated 21SEP17  External Link (Password protected - AKO)

Additional Disaster Response Briefings External Link (Password protected - AKO)

Redeployment Briefing External Link (Password protected - AKO)


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

Hurricane Response Banner

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