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US EPA: Tools for Preparing for Hurricane Florence


Hurricane Florence

Response Tools for Water Utilities

As of Tuesday morning, September 11, 2018, Hurricane Florence was located 975 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina and has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane. Hurricane Florence will approach the coast of the Carolinas late Thursday afternoon with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and massive inland rainfall flooding in one of the strongest strikes on this part of the East Coast on record.

Take actions to prepare for and respond to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. EPA has several tools that can help water utilities respond to hazards such as flooding, high winds, and storm surge.

For storm specific information for your area, pay attention to current watches and warnings issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office and available on the Response On-The-Go mobile app.



Hurricane Incident Action Checklist
Use this “rip and run” checklist to respond to and recover from Hurricane impacts in your area. It outlines key actions that can be taken immediately before, during and after the event to mitigate impacts.



Click here to access the Hurricane Incident Action Checklist

Response On-The-Go Mobile App
Access key response information – including severe weather watches and warnings, emergency contacts, emergency checklists, damage assessment forms, and ICS resources – on your mobile device during an emergency.


Click here to access Response On-The-Go

The Federal Funding for Utilities in National Disasters (Fed FUNDS) tool helps drinking water and wastewater utilities identify pre- and post-disaster funding opportunities and offers tips on how to apply


Click here to access Fed FUNDS

Find more tools & resources on the EPA Water Security Division Home Page

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