DOE Operating Experience Summary: Hurricane Preparedness
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Type:  DOE OPEX

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Environmental Protection

The "hurricane season" in the United States begins on June 1 and ends on November 30. This is the time during which most hurricanes impact the U.S., although it is possible for hurricanes to occur outside of this timeframe. Hurricanes (also called typhoons or cyclones) involve high winds and heavy rainfall, and can cause storm surges, flooding, and tornadoes. These events present risks to people, structures, and programs that operate in the potential path of the hurricane, including Department of Energy sites in the South and along the East Coast. This summary shows tracks of historical hurricanes that have impacted the U.S. 2017 was an active hurricane season, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria impacting U.S. assets.

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