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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 …

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 …