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Posted on: May 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Take time to learn about dangers of hurricanes and how you can stay safe

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May 7, 2019 – May 5-11 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Take some time to learn about the dangers of hurricanes, and some of the thing you can do - including having a plan and a go bag – to make sure you and your family are prepared for an emergency. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. "On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or the Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season," which runs from June 1 to November 30.  Over a typical 2-year period, the U.S. coastline is struck by an average of 3 hurricanes, 1 of which is classified as a major hurricane (winds of 111 mph or greater). Go online to learn what actions to take before the hurricane season begins, when a hurricane approaches, and when the storm is in your area. You can also go online to learn what to do after a hurricane leaves your area,'

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