Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage from storm surge, wind damage, rip currents and flooding. Follow the storm with NOAA's National Hurricane Center which predicts and tracks these massive storm systems.
Lambertville Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30.
Words to Know
Hurricane Watch: A Hurricane Watch is issued when a tropical cyclone containing winds of 64 kt (74 mph) or higher poses a possible threat, generally within 48 hours. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, coastal flooding, and/or river flooding. The watch does not mean that hurricane conditions will occur. It only means that these conditions are possible.
Hurricane Warning: A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 64 kt (74 mph) or higher associated with a tropical cyclone are expected in 36 hours or less. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, coastal flooding, and/or river flooding. A hurricane warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves continue, even though winds may be less than hurricane force.
- National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Week
- CDC Hurricanes
- National Flood Insurance Program coverage for flood damage that homeowners insurance won’t cover
- Flood Map Service Center for determining your flood risk
- National Storm Surge Hazard Maps to determine your vulnerability