[HEALTH.MIL] Hazardous Weather Leads to State-Specific TRICARE e-Alerts

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  • Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:54:03 -0500

Hazardous Weather Leads to State-Specific TRICARE e-Alerts 




No matter the season, TRICARE beneficiaries across the United States and around
the world need to be ready for the possibility of severe weather. Whether it's
winter blizzards, spring tornadoes or summer hurricanes, especially now as the
Atlantic hurricane season has already sent a tropical storm up the East Coast,
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to dealing with
dangerous weather.

With the Atlantic hurricane season underway, TRICARE created state-specific
e-alerts for beneficiaries who want the latest information about how TRICARE has
been affected during and after severe weather in their area. To sign up for
state-specific TRICARE severe weather e-alerts, go to



NOTE:  In addition to TRICARE Severe Weather e-Alerts, subscriptions to E-Mail
services provided by TRICARE and other agencies such as USAF, Navy, DoD, VA,
National Institute of Health, Thrift Savings Plan, FDA, etc, are also available
via the www.tricare.mil/subscriptions link.


Hurricane season in the Atlantic began June 1 and ends Nov. 30; in the Eastern
Pacific it started May 15 and ends Nov. 30.

In its 2013 hurricane season outlook, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or
extremely active season this year. There is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20
named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of these storms, 7 to 11 could become
hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including three to six major hurricanes
(Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). These numbers are higher than
the seasonal average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major

Many people think hurricanes are only dangerous in areas on or near the coast,
but destruction from floods and high winds can stretch hundreds of miles inland.
Hurricanes over land can also spawn tornadoes. For more information about
hurricane hazards and how to prepare for them, go to NOAA's website at
www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/hazards.php. To learn more about how NOAA classifies
hurricanes, and the important difference between a "hurricane watch" and a
"hurricane warning," check out this video from NOAA:

Beneficiaries can sign up for e-alerts at www.tricare.mil/subscriptions and link
to TRICARE social media sites for the latest in TRICARE information. For storm
and disaster information, be sure to check local media channels and websites for
updates on storm watches and storm warnings.




SOURCE:  TRICARE News Release at



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