Hurricane Preparedness

The intent of this page is to provide members of the public with information and resources on hurricane preparedness for our community.

Contact Info

  • Sean Thompson, EMA Director
  • 115 Main Street, Albion, RI 02802
  • Phone: (401) 333-8455

Resources

According to the National Hurricane Center:
"A tropical cyclone is a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has a closed low-level circulation." They are classified as follows:

  • Tropical Depression: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 38 mph (33 knots) or less.
  • Tropical Storm: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph (34 to 63 knots).
  • Hurricane: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher.
  • Major Hurricane: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 111 mph (96 knots) or higher, corresponding to a Category 3-5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

The Atlantic Hurricane seasons lasts from June 1st to November 30th and peak season for tropical storm systems in the North-Atlantic is late August - September.

RIEMA Hurricane Link Info
NOAA Radar Weather Link
General Threats and Hazards

Additional Resources