Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hurricane season

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.