As Hurricane Irene makes its way through the Caribbean, current forecasts from the National Hurricane Center project that the storm may continue to strengthen and could make landfall anywhere along the East Coast. Yesterday, President Obama signed an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts in the area.
While the future path of Irene is uncertain, it’s important that those along the East Coast take steps to get prepared and stay informed. Ready.gov/hurricanes offers complete advice on how to prepare for severe storms, and hurricanes.gov always has the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center.
Here are some other web resources that will be useful if you or people you know are impacted by this storm.
On Twitter: @ReadydotGov
NOAA/National Hurricane Center
Tracking Hurricane Irene
On Twitter: @NHC Atlantic
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/US.NOAA.NationalHurricaneCenter.gov