New to the Gulf Coast? Hurricane Preparedness

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If you are new resident to the Gulf Coast, many questions may arise when it comes to hurricane preparedness.  According to the National Hurricane Center, the two keys to hurricane safety are as follows:

1. Prepare for the risks.
2. Act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials.

News 5 Meteorologist Alan Sealls has a handy and detailed guide to both hurricane terminology and preparation steps to ensure that you and your family stay safe and confident in the face of any tropical weather event.

News 5 also provides a free Weather App to keep you updated on the latest weather alerts. Details on how and where to download the app can be found here. The app is free and available on the Apple App Store and on the Google Play Store.

The National Hurricane Center has a webpage that has all you need to know in regards to preparing for a hurricane.

Click Here to visit.  (

Are you unsure of FLOOD ZONES where you live? Visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center and you can Search By Address:

In ALABAMA, go to

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