|Are You Prepared For This Year's Hurricane Season?...
|The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association - National Hurricane Center provides a website with
regional information. The following link will take you to a web page with regional satellite IR imaging
|NOAA - Hurricane Sectors
BE PREPARED!!! Don't get caught unprepared Drivers. The American Red Cross recommends having
a three-day supply of meds, food, water,etc., on hand for each person. The following is a list of
necessities in the event of possibly being caught in a hurricane:
- A three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and ready-to-eat canned goods.
- A battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
- A manual can opener.
- Copies of important documents.
- Comfortable clothing and footwear.
- One blanket or sleeping bag per person.
- A first aid kit, including prescription medicines.
- Emergency tools.
- An extra set of keys.
- Cash and credit cards.
- An extra pair of glasses or contact lenses.
- An up-to-date, detailed map of the state/area.
- Phone numbers of emergency assistance agencies.
- Extra pet food and supplies.
Federal Regulations - CFR 49 Part 390.23 - allows the temporary lifting of certain safety regulations for
any motor carrier or driver providing direct assistance in relief during a declared emergency. This
includes easing the HOS regulations for drivers. To find out whether an HOS moratorium is in effect,
contact a regional service center.
|FMCSA Regional Service Center|
|Eastern Service Center
CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NH, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV
|Southern Service Center
AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX
|Midwestern Service Center
IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MO, MN, NE, OH, WI
|Western Service Center
AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY
|Drivers...THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!!! Even if there is an HOS moratorium in effect, make the right
choice to either drive out of the storm area or locate a safe area to sit it out. We all know to well that
driving a high-profile vehicle in a severe storm can be extremely dangerous. Make your decision