A question that many ask is when does Hurricane Season start Orlando? The location doesn't matter, hurricane season for everyone, including Orlando Florida begins on June 1 and lasts until November 30th. During this time, Orlando area residents need to stay informed about any and all tropical storms and hurricanes that are forming in the Atlantic Ocean or The Gulf of Mexico.
Now is the time to prepare!
We have all seen the grocery store lines that form, and the total chaos and panic that can happen when a hurricane warning is issued. This year, do yourself a favor prepare for the possibility of a hurricane now!
- 2012 Hurricane Names.
- Devastating hurricanes of 2004 and what we learned from them.
- A list of important items to have on hand once the power goes out for a few days.
- Save money this hurricane season! Florida Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday.
- Check your insurance coverage - do you have flood insurance?
- American Red Cross Disaster Supplies Kit.
- Plan for the worst and hope for the best - does your family have a disaster plan?
- Is your First Aid Kit complete?
- The Orange County Office Of Emergency Management offers a Disaster Preparedness Guide.
- Do you know where to find the nearest shelter in case of evacuation? Call the American Red Cross at 407-894-4141 for the shelter nearest you.
Here is some information to help you follow the storms and hurricanes while understanding their terms and classifications for a hurricane.
- Category 1 - 74-95 mph winds
- Category 2 - 96-110 mph winds
- Category 3 - 111-130 mph winds
- Category 4 - 131-155 mph winds
- Category 5 - more than 155 mph
What is the difference between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning?
Follow the news and radio for more information.
Hurricane Warning - A hurricane is expected within 24 hours. All hurricane precautions should be in place at this time. If necessary, you may need to start evacuation procedures.
A must have for every home in the event of any type of disaster. It's best to keep these items together in a waterproof container.
- First Aid Manual
- Sterile adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
- Sterile gauze pads in 2 and 3 inch sizes
- Adhesive tape - Hypoallergenic works best
- Sterile rolled bandages in 2 and 3 inch sizes
- Needles for removing splinters
- Antiseptic spray
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Petroleum jelly
- Ointments for burns and cuts
- Safety pins
- Latex gloves