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2011 Essential Guide to Hurricane Survival, Safety, and Preparedness

Practical Emergency Plans and Protective Measures, Plus Complete Information on Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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This comprehensive ebook provides a thorough review of practical emergency plans and protective measures for surviving the horrible consequences of hurricanes: winds, floods, and storm surge. There is material from every federal agency with a role in hurricane survival: NOAA, National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).It's the ultimate up-to-date reference guide to hurricanes and tropical storms, covering everything from science and meteorology to practical safety and preparedness measures. No matter how much you think you know about these deadly storms, you're sure to learn something valuable from this collection. The seven chapters in this massive, 1200-page compilation of authoritative official documents and reports provide comprehensive information: Chapter 1: Hurricane Overview, Science, and Meteorology (National Hurricane Center) * Chapter 2: Hurricane Safety and Preparedness * Chapter 3: Hurricane History * Chapter 4: Mariner’s Guide For Hurricane Awareness In The North Atlantic Basin * Chapter 5: Glossary of National Hurricane Center Terms * Chapter 6: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hurricane Documents * Chapter 7: Health and Medical Issues Involving Hurricanes and Natural Disasters and CDC Documents.

Preparedness information includes FEMA Disaster Declaration Guidelines * National Hurricane Program * Against The Wind - Protecting Your Home From Hurricane Wind Damage * FEMA Community Wind Shelters Background and Research * Summary Report on Building Performance Hurricane Katrina 2005 * FEMA 548 / April 2006 * Summary Report on Building Performance 2004 Hurricane Season FEMA 490 / March 2005 * Health and Medical Impacts of Disasters with detailed information on emergency preparedness and response from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - including wounds, insects, pets, animals in public evacuation centers, preventing carbon monoxide poisoning after an emergency, preventing chain saw injuries during tree removal, released chemicals, cleaning with bleach, respiratory protection, mold and fungal contamination, personal protection, preventing injuries, emotional trauma, and much more. * Tornadoes Spawned by Hurricanes * Preparedness Guide * Complete Information on Hurricane Shutters * Avoiding Hurricane Damage: Checklist for Homeowners - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) * FDA, NOAA, CDC Advice * Medical Devices and Hurricane Disasters * Reopening Dialysis Clinics after Restoration of Power and Water * What Consumers Need to Know About Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods * Guidance for Industry: Use of Water by Food Manufacturers in Areas Subject to a Boil-Water Advisory.

Hurricane information includes Hurricanes Names and the History of Naming * Hazards, Rainfall and Flooding, Storm Surge and Inland Flooding * Inland Flooding Safety Actions * High Wind Safety Actions * Historic Storm Surge and High Wind Events * Hurricane Hunters * Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (complete description) * Technical Summary of NHC Track and Intensity Models (providing details on the models used in forecasting) * Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory - Hurricane Research Division Frequently Asked Questions * Discussions about possible modification efforts and Project Stormfury * Important Dates in the History of Hurricanes and Research (Timeline).