A section of the Grand Casino sits in the road in front of a hotel after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Gulfport, Mississippi
Broadwater Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina
Hurricanes can affect states far inland. Harsh winds associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ike knocked down trees, damaged buildings, and snapped power lines across Kentucky in September, 2008.
To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures:
Make plans to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windowsMore >> If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:
Listen to the radio or TV for information.
Secure your home, close storm shutters, and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
Turn off utilitiesMore >>