Hurricane preparation – stay informed

Hurricane season is here—are you ready?
If you were not here for Hurricane Ivan you may not know what to expect. Last year the Hurricane Planning Committee distributed copies of NOAA’s Extreme Weather Information sheet and the Escambia County Be Ready pamphlet. The 2014 copies have been ordered and will be available for residents soon. In the interim, go to the National Hurricane Centers web site (www.nhc.noaa.gov) and Escambia County’s Emergency Management website (www.myescambia.com/beready) for the latest information. We still need volunteers to serve on the committee or as “block captains”. If you can help, please make a comment on this post or email the HFPOA president at dldare@earthlink.net. Thanks, Dayre

From REBUILD FLORIDA:
Get Ready Now for ‘Smooth Sailing’ Later
June 1 is the official start of hurricane season. It’s time to get your emergency supplies together and plan what actions you will need to take to ensure the safety of your family, home, pets, boats, and other property if a hurricane strikes our region this season.

Although our expertise is limited to the areas of hurricane hardening that the REBUILD program provides, in the course of our work we have found resources provided by other organizations that have expertise in disaster preparedness. We encourage you to go to these websites, or others, and be prepared.

FLASH HURRICANE SAFETY
http://www.flash.org/peril_hurricanes.php
DISASTER SUPPLIES
http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
STAY AT HOME OR EVACUATE
http://www.floridadisaster.org/documents/HurricaneBrochure-eng.pdf
PLANNING FOR PETS
http://www.disastersrus.org/MyDisasters/pets/DIST_DisasterPetBrochure.pdf
NOAA WEATHER RADIO/ NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
BE READY ALLIANCE COORDINATING FOR EMERGENCIES(BRACE)
http://www.bereadyalliance.org/survey/improve-readiness.asp
FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
http://www.floridadisaster.org/EMTOOLS/Severe/hurricanes.htm

We recommend that you save this message or print a hard copy for future reference. In the event that this message is lost, after June 1 you will be able to access the information from our website, www.rebuildnwf.org.

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