Hurricane season is here. Books and DVDs on hurricanes and hurricane preparedness here: Hurricanes
>Even thought we haven’t had any weather emergencies so far this year, we still need to be prepared. It’s hurricane season… time to brush up those disaster preparation plans.
There are online sites to help you prepare for natural disasters such as this one from the FL Department of Emergency Management. This site will help to make you aware of the need for a plan for your home or business, how to help children or those with disabilities.
The libraries also have books on hurricanes and disaster preparedness. Check the 551.55 non fiction section for hurricanes, and the 613.6 nonfiction section for emergency planning.
And take a look at historic photos from the Florida Memory Project provided by the State Library and Archives of Florida.
>We are all interested in the weather…especially at this time of year and after we’ve just come through Tropical Storm Fay. Weather Information from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) is a good source of up-to-date weather information.
Florida Division of Emergency Management is another good source of emergency information and includes information on current conditions and preparing a plan for emergencies and disasters of all types.
>Several September activities to remember…
September is Library Card Sign Up Month…the most important school supply.
Free admission to Florida State Parks in September with your library card.
Despite the lack of rain, it is still hurricane season. Have your disaster plan ready. Use this online tool to create a plan. It’s available from Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Last but not least…take a minute or two and answer our brief survey. We’ll use the results of what you tell us to improve.
>Hurricane season started in June and will go through November 30. We’ve been lucky so far here in our area, but it is still necessary to plan for emergencies.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management has made planning a bit easier. They’ve posted a webpage that will help you think through your emergency plans, fill in contact info and generate an emergency checklist for you and your family and pets. After you’ve filled in your information the printout includes contact numbers for local emergency management and maps of evacuation routes for your area. There is also a page for business owners.
Emergencies aren’t just hurricanes. In our area we know they can be wildfires or flooding. Take a look at the Emergency Management webpage and get reliable, accurate information.