Hurricane Preparedness

The 2010 hurricane season officially begins Tuesday June 1st and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration it is expected to be an active season. So Emergency Managers in the East are hoping people will prepare.

Lowes in Washington sponsored an event on Saturday where Beaufort County Emergency Manager John Pack was on hand to talk to people about how to be prepared for a hurricane.

Pack said that every family should have an evacuation plan and emergency kit. He says in the kit there should be things like blankets, first aid items, and a radio.

According to NOAA they are predicting 14 to 23 tropical storms in the Atlantic, including 8 hurricanes.

For more information on how to be better prepared if a hurricane did hit, click on the link below.


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  • by davo Location: stoyko on Aug 1, 2010 at 07:58 PM
    This is a good article. For anyone that lives in florida I always use www.batterysavers.com. They ship all types of battery supplies including battery operated fans, lanterns and even an air conditioner to anywhere in the state of florida overnight.
  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2010 at 05:15 PM
    We should have hurricane awareness week...EVERY week! I'll drink to that....hey, when's the next hurricane party? I'll bring my flashlight and batteries. Oh and a bottle of Jack.
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