Hurricane season is here – make a plan now for your family!

The 2017 Hurricane Season starts June 1, 2017. As Coast Guard personnel, we all have a responsibility to lead by example. Are you prepared? Does your family know what to do? Coast Guard men and women confident their loved ones and their property are safe and secure are better prepared to perform their missions when disaster strikes. Make sure you have a plan in place for when you are not able to be home.

A U.S. flag hangs draped in snow outside a house in Washington, DC., on December 10, 2013. The area received several inches of snow and ice which resulted in a closure of the Federal Government in the metro area. FEMA photo by Matthew Harmon.

Ready Coast Guard – Winter storm preparedness

With yet another winter storm wreaking havoc across the southern states and poised to work its way up the eastern seaboard, now is a great time to take a moment to think about preparedness. We’ve compiled some winter storm preparedness tips and tools from to help you get ready.