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Marine Science Minute with Florida Sea Grant
Episode 5 - Hurricane Awareness

Today on Marine Science Minute with Florida Sea Grant: Hurricane awareness!   

This month marks the beginning of hurricane season, which lasts from June 1st to November 30th. All areas of Florida are at risk of hurricane impacts, including flooding and wind damage. Florida Sea Grant has tools and resources to help you to prepare for the next hurricane!   

You can prepare for this year’s season by following these tips:  

  • Develop an evacuation plan and know your evacuation zone.  
  • Assemble emergency supplies such as flashlights, water, and an emergency radio. 
  • Create a communication plan for your family including an emergency meeting place in case of loss of cell phone network.  
  • Document your possessions through a home inventory. 

For information about this and other coastal topics, contact your county extension office or visit Florida Sea Grant at

lightning strike in the ocean in background dunes and boardwalk in foreground

Lightning strikes down near Flagler Beach. Image used in the 2015 UF/IFAS Extension Calendar.

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