Hurricane Season - The portion of the year having a relatively high incidence of hurricanes. The hurricane season in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico runs from June 1 to November 30.
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale - Hurricanes are categorized according to the strength of their winds.
Hurricane Watch - An announcement for specific coastal areas that hurricane conditions are possible within 36 hours.
Hurricane Warning - A warning that sustained winds 74 mph or higher associated with a hurricane are expected in a specified coastal area in 24 hours or less. A hurricane warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves continue, even though winds may be less than hurricane force.
Storm Surge - The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge.
Tropical Storm - A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind speed (using the U.S. 1-minute average) ranges from 39 mph to 73 mph.
Tropical Depression - A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind speed (using the U.S. 1-minute average) is 38 mph or less.
Hurricane Emergency Checklist
Preparation is key to surviving a hurricane, or any unexpected disaster. By properly preparing, you can minimize the damage to your property and increase you and your family’s chances for survival. The following checklist will provide some basic guidelines to help you protect your home and family in an emergency.
Before the Storm:
Identification or required identification to return home if evacuated During the Storm
After the Storm:
All Departments within the City of Haverhill are prepared for an efficient unified response to the effects of a hurricane. The City of Haverhill Emergency Operations Center (EOC) procedures, supplies, and resources are reviewed throughout the year to ensure our residents will get the best possible service in the event of an emergency. All City Departments are committed to the execution of a rapid quality response during the aftermath of an emergency.
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