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Check out some of the Gov Doc Department’s resources on Hurricane Preparedness.

Hurricane Preparedness


University of South Alabama's Hurricane Tracking Map (c. 2023)

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th. While anyone from down South knows the full capabilities of these super storms, those new to the area might find this annual surge in severe weather a little daunting. Tropical cyclones are capable of damaging winds, high levels of rainfall, and widespread community damage; hurricane preparedness is essential for these very reasons. From building emergency kits to fortifying storm shelters, there’s a lot that can be done to prepare and persist through these super storms. Hurricanes have always greatly impacted the southeast region of the United States, but with growing concerns of intensified weather patterns, it is imperative now more than ever to be aware, be prepared, and to take action!

The purpose of this LibGuide is to highlight the materials available from the federal and local governments that pertain to Hurricane Preparedness. It is not meant to be all-inclusive and does not include materials available in others collections at the Marx Library. To access those materials, be sure to check SOUTHcat and the list of databases accessible through the library.

For additional information, check out these other LibGuides:

Hurricane Katrina (2005) -

Hurricanes that Have Impacted Alabama -

University of South Alabama

Mobile County Resources

Preparedness Tools

Phone Apps 

Printable Checklists 

General Resources


Web Resources 

Government Documents & Serials LTA II

Kaitlyn Moody (she/her/hers)

University of South Alabama
5901 USA Dr. N.
Mobile, AL 36688