Prepare for Hurricane Season
Use EPA's various tools to help you prepare and handle a variety of aspects pertaining to hurricanes whether in the preparation or action realm of hurricane season.
Flood Resilience Guide
The Flood Resilience Guide for water and wastewater utilities is your one-stop resource to know your flooding threat and identify practical mitigation options to protect your critical assets.
Storm Surge Inundation Map
Assess your utility's risk to a hurricane and mitigate flood damage by using the Storm Surge Inundation Map. On this interactive map you can view:
- Historical hurricane tracks;
- Hurricane strike frequency;
- Storm surge flooding; and
- Real time coastal storm advisories.
Power Resilience Guide
Access the newly updated Power Resilience Guide to learn about strategies water and wastewater utilities can use to increase their resilience to power outages. This guide includes new information on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and funding.
The Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Template for Drinking Water and Wastewater Laboratories
Create a plan for your water laboratory. The COOP Template provides recommendations to help plan ahead for emergencies where there may be a disruption in normal laboratory operations. This fillable PDF template is fully customizable to your laboratory and helps identify necessary resources to prepare for continued service during an emergency.
Hurricane Incident Action Checklist
Use this “rip and run” Hurricane Incident Action Checklist to respond to and recover from hurricane and tropical storm impacts. The checklist outlines key actions that can be taken immediately before, during, and after the event to mitigate impacts.
Federal Funding for Utilities in National Disasters (Fed FUNDS)
Use EPA's Fed FUNDS tool to help your utility find the right funding before a hurricane strikes. Updates to Fed FUNDS includes:
- New information on the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law;
- Newly available grants and loans;
- Updates to the Side-by-Side comparison feature;
- Updates to the Search for the Right Funding tool; and
- Tribal funding from EPA, FEMA, HUD, USDA, and HHS.