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Hurricanes: Other Tips & Resources June 25, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Nature.
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250px-TropicalStormFranklin05Here are a few final tips and resources to help you Plan, Prepare, and Protect yourself from Hurricanes:

(1)  NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) offers  resources for planning, preparation,  and recovery:

* Download a PDF Extreme Weather Information Sheet ~ available for the following states:  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, US Virgin Islands

The laminated and waterproof NEWIS provides an ideal reference in the home, automobile, or boat.  NCDDC verifies all contacts, phone numbers, and Web sites listed on each NEWIS annually.

Questions? Call NCDDC Toll Free at 1-866-732-2382 or Email NCDDC@NOAA.GOV

* Download a map of Hurricane Strikes in the Continental US from 1950 – 2009.  The chart includes: the names and dates of all storms, along with a table of Saffir-Simpson Category Ratings (from 1 to 5 with winds from 74 –> 155+ mph).

(2) If you need help preparing a Family Disaster Plan, visit Tampa Bay Prepares:

* 2010 Hurricane Guides are available on line

* print a guide to preparing a Disaster Supply Kit

* evaluate steps to protect your home, boat, and pets from loss

* get information and tips on protecting yourself from other natural disasters (floods, tornadoes, lightning), as well as from pandemics and terrorism

Now that you’re ready, relax.

Most things we worry about never happen anyway.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related posts:  Hurricanes:  Weathering The Storm * Hurricanes: Evacuation & Homecoming

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