Most of the time, we plan our vacation months in advance and during the summertime, which puts them right smack dab in the middle of hurricane season.
There are two types of hurricane seasons: the Atlantic Hurricane Season and the Pacific Hurricane Season.
The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. This season includes the entire area spanning the Atlantic coast, including the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. The Pacific Hurricane season has similar dates.
What To Do While On Vacation?
If you are on vacation during a hurricane, you will be advised to either hunker down or evacuate the area. Whatever you are told to do, listen to local authorities! Usually, any hurricane greater than a category 1 will cause an evacuation.
If you are staying for the storm, be sure to take the precautions that any other local would do. You will need to have food and water on hand for several days or until you are in the clear. The chances of losing power during the storm are very high. Patience is key in situations like these. After the storm passes, it is going to take some time for you to get back home, so hunker down and get cozy, because you might be stuck for a while.
If you haven’t already, sign up for text messages from Civil Dispatch to get up-to-date information on threats and severe weather in your area!