Step 3&4 - Test your hurricane readiness: What does TADD mean?

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1, lets continue to look at what it means to those of us in Massachusetts and the Greater New England Area to be prepared!

Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 2013.  Be Prepared!

Previously we blogged about hurricane basics, and a major hurricane peril, storm surge. Part 3 and 4 of hurricane preparedness are understanding Wind and Inland Flooding.

According to the National Hurricane Center, "Tropical storm-force winds are strong enough to be dangerous to those caught in them. For this reason, emergency managers plan on having their evacuations complete and their personnel sheltered before the onset of tropical storm-force winds, not hurricane-force winds."

This video from the National Hurricane Center talks about damage from wind.

Another dangerous effect due to hurricanes is Inland Flooding. 

According the the National Hurricane Center, "Tropical cyclones often produce widespread, torrential rains in excess of 6 inches, which may result in deadly and destructive floods. In fact, flooding is the major threat from tropical cyclones for people living inland. Flash flooding, defined as a rapid rise in water levels, can occur quickly due to intense rainfall. Longer term flooding on rivers and streams can persist for several days after the storm."

The answer to the topic question:  What does TADD mean?  It means Turn Around Don't Drive!  When approaching water on a roadway, remember this: 

TADD Flooding Ahead turn around don't drown.  This is an official sanctioned Department of Transportation Federal Highway  Administration Road sign

Check out another video from the NHC about flooding:

Flood Insurance is not covered on most home insurance policies.  For information or to get a quote for flood insurance, contact us by clicking on the REQUEST A QUOTE button in the upper lefthand corner of this page.

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What to do Next?

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