Tropical storm and hurricane paths are projected, and alerts (watches and warnings) are posted. Rescue personnel may be called upon to assist with the evaluations of areas prior to their impact.
- Unfortunately, some individuals think riding out the storm will be fun, or that it will really not be as bad as they project.
- Many people have lost their lives in recent events like Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy. Entire communities have been destroyed by the impact of these storms through tidal surges and wave impact.