Prepare for hurricane season now with the “Homeowners Handbook”
Individuals, families, and communities all have a role to play in reducing their risk from hurricanes and other natural disasters. GOMA encourages all Gulf Coast residents to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1. The “Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters” is a resource for homeowners and other Gulf Coast residents created by GOMA’s Coastal Resilience Team, Gulf Sea Grant Programs, and state partners from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Information in the handbook comes from leading organizations in preparedness and recovery and the handbook is customized for each of the five Gulf states.
Handbooks for each Gulf state are available as a free digital download on the GOMA website. More than 13,000 printed copies of the Homeowners Handbook have been distributed over the last year; they are available at many community locations such as libraries and planning departments throughout the Gulf states.