Hurricane Preparedness Week: How you can prepare now for hurricane season

ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s time. Hurricane season starts again in just three weeks.

As Hurricane Preparedness Week gets underway, Channel 9 meteorologist George Waldenberger spoke with National Hurricane Director Ken Graham about what we all need to be doing now to get prepared.

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  • The first step: Know your risk. Is your neighborhood prone to inland flooding? Or do you live along the coast where waters could rise from a storm surge?
  • If you live near the coast, find out from your county’s emergency management office if you live in an evacuation zone. Then, if they issue an evacuation, you’ll know if you need to leave before the waters rise.
  • If you are in an evacuation zone, know where you’ll go if you need to leave your home.
  • Once you have your plan in place, then you can think about helping others.

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Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.