In the Atlantic, hurricane season begins June 1st and ends November 30th and the Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and ends November 30th. Powerful tropical storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes can batter homes with heavy rains, strong winds and surging waves and anyone who lives in an area that may be affected must be prepared.
Hurricanes can and often do spark tornadoes along their paths. Although hurricanes and tornadoes are generally thought of as separate phenomena, most hurricanes that make landfall do spawn tornadoes. Knowing what to do and preparing for a major storm is vital, and finding a safe location to shelter in place during severe weather is crucial. Continue reading