Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Hurricane season in Florida

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.