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Though it has been 30 years since the last major hurricane struck the Massachusetts coast, hurricanes can be devastating and they can happen here!

Be smart and prepare yourself, your family and your home to minimize losses from a hurricane.

Preparing for a Hurricane in New England

*From Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards

New Edition of the Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards

Now in its third edition, the handbook has a fresh design, references to recent storms, updated graphics, and the most current information, codes and links.

It also provides more information on climate change and  resiliency to help citizens, plan, prepare and mitigate the impacts of more extreme storms.

Want a copy of the Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards?

Download a PDF of Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards OR request a copy by email

Download Manual do Proprietario para Preparo a Riscos Costeiros (Portuguese translation)


NOAA Live! 4 Kids

Hurricane-related Webinars

Hunting Hurricanes with a NOAA Pilot

Commander Jason R. Mansour, NOAA, Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland, FL

»  View recorded webinar (subtitles available in English and Spanish)

Getting Prepared for Hurricane Season

with John Cangialosi, NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL

»  View recorded webinar (subtitles available in Spanish and English)

Hurricane-related Resources for Kids

»  Hurricanes at Home! webinar series by the National Hurricane Center on the NHC YouTube channel.
»  NOAA Education Resources on Hurricanes - Tropical cyclones, hurricane safety, videos, satellite imagery, historical records, and much more!
»  Create-A-Cane - Try to create ideal conditions for a hurricane by changing the winds, latitudes, moisture and sea temperature.
»  Aim a Hurricane - How many different places can you make the hurricane strike simply by changing a few conditions?
»  National Hurricane Center  "Opportunities for K-12 students".