The 2012 hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.
Meteorologists predict the 2012 season will be less severe than average. Even so, according to CNN, there’s a 48 percent chance that a major hurricane will make a direct hit on at a US coast line. Since people that live hundreds of miles away from a direct hit are often impacted, it’s a good time to think about emergency preparedness.
Don’t live near the coast? Many of the things recommended for hurricanes also help you and your family should you face a blizzard, earthquake, tornado, and other natural disaster. Summer also means that all of us are at a higher risk of blackouts that can cut off your power and communications for hours or even days.