Health-ISAC Physical Security Alert
Date: May 7, 2020
Event: Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 3-9, 2020
Hurricane season can place a heavy burden on our Health ISAC membership as Healthcare and Public Health professionals are already operating under great strain to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage because of storm surge, wind damage, and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge is historically the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States.
The following range of dates reflects each Hurricane Preparedness Week across the United States:
- Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season: May 15-November 30.
- Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30.
- Central Pacific Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30.
Please visit the National Weather Service (NOAA) Preparedness page for this week’s hurricane discussions:
Stay safe and informed while considering the following tasks to improve resiliency:
- – Know your Hurricane Risk
- – Make an Emergency Plan
- – Gather Supplies
- – Those with Disabilities
- – Know your Evacuation Zone
- – Recognize Warnings and Alerts
- – Review Important Documents
- – Strengthen your Home
- – Get Tech Ready
- – Help your Neighborhood
- – Prepare your Business
Ready.gov is the national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. Please visit for checklists and information. https://www.ready.gov/