Get Ready: Less than a Month Until 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

With less than one month until the start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, now is the time to prepare. The Administration urges Americans to prepare their families and businesses for hurricanes and tropical storms by writing a communications plan, making a kit of essential items and being prepared for any potential financial impacts of such events, including reviewing their insurance policies with an insurance agent.

Individuals and families are encouraged to have a family communications plan and make a kit with essential items such as bottled water, non-perishable food and a can opener, spare batteries, and specialty items like medical prescriptions, spare eyeglasses and pet food. They can learn how to prepare for hurricane season at or they can get ready on the go by visiting or by downloading the FEMA App for Android, Apple or Blackberry devices.