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What Should I Do When A Watch or Warning Is Issued?

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on June 27, 2012

What Should I Do When A Watch or Warning Is Issued?When a HURRICANE WATCH is issued for your part of the coast, it means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. The hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds. This watch should trigger your family’s disaster plan, and proactive measures should be initiated especially those actions that require extra time such as securing a boat, leaving a barrier island, etc.

2012 Storm Names
Kirk Leslie

CAT 5 Hurricane Shutters
is located in West Palm Beach, Florida, Palm Beach County. We design, manufacture and install hurricane shutters according to the 2010 FL bldg. codes. We are licensed CGC # 1517869.

We service Palm Beach County, includes cities such as Atlantic, Boca Raton, DelRay Beach, Boynton Beach, Greenacres, Hypoluxo, Jupiter, Lake Clarke Shore, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and Wellington. In Broward County we have worked in cities such as City of Coral Springs, City of Deerfield Beach, City of North Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea, North Lauderdale, Lighthouse Pointe, Miramar, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pompano Beach, Plantation, as well as the upper and middle Florida Keys in Florida.

Contact us for a free estimate at (561) 333-2285 or

What Actions Should You Take To Be Prepared?
Have a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio and battery backup to receive important weather and other emergency-related warnings. With a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio, you can monitor current weather conditions and forecasts for your local area. These radios also have an alert feature which will sound an alarm – followed by important weather information – whenever a watch or warning is issued for your area.
• Build a disaster supply kit and have a family and/or business plan. Remember to also have a plan for pets.
• Locate or build a Safe Room in the interior of your home or business that can help provide protection for you and your family or your employees. This room should be located away from all windows and exterior walls and doors.
• Determine if your home is in a storm surge evacuation zone. If so, learn what needs to be done if you evacuate or stay when a storm is moving toward your area.
• Learn how to prepare your home from wind damage before a storm threatens your area.
• Consider insuring your home or business from flood loss.
• Make sure that all other aspects of your home are as protected from hurricanes as possible.
• Get many more facts about hurricanes and hurricane safety from the National Hurricane Center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Learn What to Do
• Before a hurricane
• During an evacuation
• During a hurricane
• After a hurricane
• Mitigate hurricane damages

Hurricane Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is Hurricane Season?
June 1 – November 30

What Is A Hurricane?

A hurricane is a tropical cyclone, which generally forms in the tropics and is accompanied by thunderstorms and a counterclockwise circulation of winds. Tropical cyclones are classified as follows:

An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds* of 38 mph or less

An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39-73 mph

An intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or higher

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