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be prepared for hurricane season and summer storms

Summer is in full swing -- we have already experienced severe weather such as dangerous downpours, flash flooding, and extreme heat. The weather can be unpredictable this time of year, and forecasters have produced a wide range of models for this year's hurricane season. Keeping all of this in mind, it's important to stick to the basics of emergency preparedness: Build A Kit, Make a Plan, Stay Informed, and Get Involved.

Hurricanes, Flooding, and High Winds:

Be ready before these conditions affect you. Check out this short video on 6 Things to Know Before a Disaster

Extreme Heat

  • Use common sense
  • Never leave a child, adult, or animal unattended in a vehicle on a warm or hot day
  • Get to a cool place -- Either find a shady spot outside or get into an air-conditioned structure
  • Wear loose, light clothing
  • Take it easy! Avoid strenuous activity if outside
  • Stay hydrated
  • Recognize and respond if you or someone around you is experiencing heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke


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