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Hurricane Season in Full Swing

At 11am, the National Hurricane Center issued advisories on Tropical Depression #3 located 405 miles east-southeast of Key Largo, Florida and moving towards the west-northwest at 15 mph. The Depression could become a Tropical Storm later today. With that being said, it is important for us to all be prepared this Hurricane Season!

Some tips for being prepared this hurricane season:

1. Be Informed: It is important that you are aware of the hazards you or your family might face. Pay attention to the weather and news stations for current up-to-date development of potential storms.

2. Have a Kit: Have an emergency supply kit ready BEFORE a storm develops. Make sure that you have plenty of water for everyone and batteries for your flashlights if the power goes out. Additional information can be found on our website or to create a emergency suppy kit of your own, visit:

3. Be Prepared: Being prepared can be a simple as knowing where you are evacuating to, where your nearst shelters a located or having your disaster kit ready.

If you follow these 3 simple steps, you’ll be sure to have a safer hurricane season! And for more information on how you or your family can be prepared all year around, please visit our website!

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This entry was posted on July 22, 2010 by in Preparedness.

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