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Get Prepared for the 2011 Hurricane Season

By: Nate Harrington Email
By: Nate Harrington Email

An average hurricane season features only two named storms before the month of August.

This season we've already seen four.

And we haven't even hit the busiest time of the season.

Parks Camp, National Weather Service Meteorologist says, "It's kind of a nervous feeling... in your stomach. We are starting to get to the heart of hurricane season now."

But despite all the warnings to get a plan in place in case a storm threatens, many people feel they don't need to worry.

Mercedes Castano, Tallahassee resident says,"I'm not in any danger as far as water. I'm in a pretty high area. We're just not that close to the coast, so I think that's one of the reasons we aren't so worried about it."

But no matter where you live, you should always have a plan and supplies ready.

You must be ready to survive at least a week on the supplies you have, including water, non-perishable food, and extra clothes.

Also, know where to go if you are forced to evacuate.

We've all see pictures of devastating storms like Andrew and Katrina, but it won't take a big storm here to impact our lives.

Parks Camp says,"Even with all the trees and green growth around here, it doesn't take a whole lot of wind to wreak a whole lot of havoc in the Tallahassee area."

We haven't seen a major storm in the Big Bend in over 25 years, but it only takes one to make us wish we were ready.


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