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Are You Ready for the Storm?

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Hurricanes and severe storms come with high winds, heavy rains, and storm surges that have the potential to damage property and create a large amount of marine debris. Protecting our families and possessions are usually our top priority when we hear of an approaching storm, as they should be, but do you know what else to do to get ready and help prevent marine debris?

As the Southeast U.S. braces for Hurricane Matthew, we ask: “are you ready for the storm?” Check out our new “Are you ready for storm season?” one-pager to see if you can answer “yes.” This document outlines the basic steps you can take to best protect your family and home, boat, and marina from storm damage and prevent your property from becoming marine debris. It also includes useful links for more storm-prep steps.

Take a look to help keep yours safe and prevent as much storm-related marine debris as possible.

Clip art of a house and boat.

Keep them safe! Find out how by checking out the new “Are you ready for storm season?” one-pager. (Photo Credit: NOAA)

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

One thought on “Are You Ready for the Storm?

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