Spectrum News and our Weather On The 1s Experts want to make sure you're well-prepared when severe weather threatens. Our Storm Season 2017 section has everything you need to stay ahead of the storm and what to do in the aftermath.

 

HURRICANE PREP:

Do you have a communications plan for you and your family? Having a plan in place well ahead of time is essential. Here are a few things to keep in mind before, during and after a storm.

  • What to do before the storm
  • Staying safe during the storm
  • Filing insurance claims
  • "Turn Around, Don't Down" and other safety tips

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HURRICANE SUPPLY LIST

Be prepared ahead of time by assembling a supply kit ahead of time, so you're not rushing to the busy stores right before a storm hits. Here's what you need and how to get it.

  • What should be in your hurricane kit
  • House prep checklist
  • Medical needs
  • Preparing your pet

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HURRICANE QUIZ

Are you a weather expert? Take our interactive quiz and put your knowledge of tropical storms, hurricanes — past and present — to the test. [START QUIZ]

2017 STORM NAMES
  • Arlene 
  • Bret
  • Cindy 
  • Don 
  • Emily 
  • Franklin 
  • Gert 
  • Harvey 
  • Irma 
  • Jose 
  • Katia 
  • Lee 
  • Maria 
  • Nate 
  • Ophelia 
  • Philippe 
  • Rina 
  • Sean 
  • Tammy 
  • Vince 
  • Whitney
HURRICANE MYTHS

To duct tape or to not duct tape? Should you fill your bathtub for drinking water? Here's the lowdown on several common hurricane myths. [SEE MYTHS]

RESOURCES

RESOURCES

  • National Hurricane Center
  • American Red Cross Storm Guide
  • FEMA Hurricane Toolkit
  • Ready NC
  • NOAA
  • USPS: Mail Service Updates