This book could save your life! The No-Nonsense Guide To Hurricane Safety is the fourth in a series of crisis manuals focusing on natural (and man-made) disasters. This guide is designed to provide a comprehensive source for the latest research related to hurricane safety. Subjects covered include: providing a basic survey-level understanding of hurricanes; hurricane rating systems explained; how to be proactive in preparing for hurricane emergencies; providing suggestions by government and weather professionals/researchers on the best courses of action before, during, & after a hurricane; and appendices that include regional contacts for federal assistance, and a listing of disaster-relief organizations. This guide, along with others in the series, is designed to be a 1-stop source for contingency planning for disaster-related emergencies.