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Prepare For The 2018 Hurricane Season

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The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1, 2018, and ends on November 30, 2018.  These dates represent the period each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin and develop into hurricanes.  While the propensity for hurricanes to develop are highest in season, formation of tropical depressions can occur at any time of the year.  …

Tornado Preparedness

Tornado Preparedness Cannot Be Left To Chance

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What Is A Tornado A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground and is often—although not always—visible as a funnel cloud. Lightning and hail are common in thunderstorms that produce tornadoes. Tornadoes cause extensive damage to structures and disrupt transportation, power, water, gas, communications, and other services in its direct path …

Flu Season Continues To Be Brutal

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Flu Season is still here and has held the vast majority of the United States in it’s grips for months now.  It has proven to be one of the worst Flu Seasons in decades and prevention has become a constant pastime.  It’s highly contagious, proven to be deadly and it has a couple of months to go before the season …

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Be Prepared For Winter Travel Emergencies

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Sudden problems can arise when you least expect them during winter travel emergencies. Always be prepared for the worst case scenario should you find yourself stranded in your car during extremely cold conditions.

CERT Program 30th Anniversary

CERT Program 30th Anniversary-Thank You Volunteers!

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CERT program 30th anniversary is great time to say “Thank You” to its volunteers! The CERT Program 30th Anniversary is being celebrated this week. We think it’s a great time to congratulate all the Community Emergency Response Team volunteers who have helped make the program a success year after year. CERT Program 30th Anniversary conference starts September 8. This week, …

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FEMA Disaster Preparedness Smartphone App

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Free Smartphone App Provides Potentially Lifesaving Information Designed to Help Businesses, Employees and Families Before, During and After Disasters The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents across the nation to download and use the FEMA disaster preparedness smartphone app.  The app is designed to help businesses, employees, and their families prepare for a wide array of natural and …

Preparing Your Pet for Evacuation

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June is National Pet Preparedness Month. Is your pet prepared for evacuation?             Preparing Your Pet for Evacuation – If you have to evacuate to a public shelter because of a disaster, keep in mind that animals may not be allowed inside. With proper planning, you can help ensure your pet’s safety if you have …

NEMA President Testifies before Congress on Controlling the Rising Cost of Disasters

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NEMA President Testifies before Congress Washington, DC – On Thursday, May 12, 2016, Bryan Koon, Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the National Emergency Management Association. Before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, in a hearing titled, “Controlling the …

Hurricane Preparedness Week Begins May 15

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It Only Takes One: FEMA and NOAA Encourage Preparedness for the 2016 Hurricane Season It only takes one hurricane to change your life and your community. Hurricanes not only affect coastal communities, but also can have significant impacts hundreds of miles inland. As Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac remind us, it is not just major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) that …

National Preparedness Month

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Don’t Wait–National Preparedness Month Kicks Off September 1, 2015–Please Join In! On behalf of the Ready Campaign, I invite you to join millions of Americans who have made a commitment to increasing the level of emergency preparedness for themselves, their family and their community. September 1 is the first day of National Preparedness Month. We are encouraging everyone to participate …