How to Get Prepared and Ride Out a Hurricane

Aerial view of a hurricane approaching the Florida coast.

Adios landlocked living — you just got orders to an installation on the coast. But coastal living isn't all flip-flops and sunscreen. It's important to understand one of Mother Nature's most violent storms — the hurricane — because living on the coast makes you a target.

Cyclone, typhoon, hurricane. Although the name changes by location, this is one violent storm. Not only can it bring severe winds and heavy rainfall, it can also cause flash flooding, storm surges, thunderstorms and rip currents.

The good news is that hurricanes give plenty of warning. Find out how you can prepare before a hurricane makes landfall near you.

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