Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
Hurricanes are dangerous and destructive. Known also as cyclones and typhoons in other parts of the world, hurricanes cause high winds, flooding, heavy rain, and storm surges (high tidal waves).
Learn more about hurricanes and other tropical storms so you can be prepared to keep your family safe.
Prepare Your Home Before a Hurricane
Make plans in advance to secure your home. Protect your windows by installing hurricane shutters or board up windows with plywood. Learn More >>
Stay up-to-date — track current hurricanes at the National Hurricane Center.
- Page last reviewed: May 1, 2014
- Page last updated: September 2, 2014
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