At Airbnb, the safety of our community is one of the most important things we work on every day. As the 2016 hurricane season ramps up (Pacific hurricane season began on May 15 and Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1), Airbnb and Ready.gov are partnering up to pass along tips that hosts in hurricane prone areas can use to stay safe during hurricane season.

  • Know your local community’s evacuation plan and evacuation routes
  • Meet with your family and create an emergency communication plan
  • Listen to local officials during a storm for up to date alerts and advisories

Eager to learn what other hosts are doing to prepare for hurricane season? Join the conversation online by following @AirbnbHelp & @Readygov on Twitter and by posting the action steps your family is taking to prepare for hurricane season using the hashtag #HurricanePrep.

Knowing what to do before, during and after a hurricane strikes helps keep your family, guests, and neighbors safe. For additional information, download the free FEMA App, which provides weather alerts, safety tips, an emergency checklist, and more.