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Consumer Tip Monday, June 14, 2010

Eliminate Hurricane Preparation Hassles

Don’t you hate fighting the crowds at the store when a hurricane threatens? Preparing before severe weather strikes can alleviate a lot of stress.

Since every family’s situation is unique, customize your disaster plan by surfing these Web sites while the weather’s sunny:

The Florida's Division of Emergency Management’s Web site can guide you in developing a personal disaster plan for your family and your business. The site also gives you tips on how to strengthen your home. Links to other resources can be found throughout this Web site. For instance, your county’s disaster plan can be located through this link on the Web site,

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Web site gives disaster planning assistance, plus information on how to recover and rebuild after a disaster strikes. Forms on how to apply for federal government assistance are also available.

The National Hurricane Center gives you the latest information on developing storms that could impact Florida and provides tracking charts.

Many sources provide disaster planning information, so pick what works best for you.

Here's a video on some key things you can do to prepare for Florida's hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30.

Eliminate Hurricane Preparation Hassles
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