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Meteorological Disasters

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  • June 1 marks the start of hurricane season: Is Hampton Roads ready?

    June 1 marks the start of hurricane season: Is Hampton Roads ready?
    If the big one hits, are local governments ready? Hurricane season begins on June 1, and officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted three to six major hurricanes in the Atlantic. While much attention is placed on...
  • Shelters in South Florida during a hurricane

    The list of shelters is subject to change. Broward County: Seeking shelter from the storm Check the status of a shelter by calling Broward County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline at 954-831-4000 North Broward 1. Lyons Creek Middle, 4333 Sol...
  • Make sure hurricane protection products are approved

    Buying unapproved hurricane door and window coverings can leave you unable to obtain a building permit — and unsafe in a storm. How to protect yourself. Check the label: All approved hurricane protection products are required to carry some kind...
  • Ask questions when you renew your insurance policy

    Florida hasn't been hit with a hurricane in more than five years, but property insurance premiums continue to rise. Insurers doubled and tripled insurance prices after the devastating 2004 and 2005 season, causing a backlash. Laws passed in 2007 and 2008...
  • Donating for hurricane relief? Choose wisely

    Donating for hurricane relief? Choose wisely
    Donate — and don't get scammed If you want to help others in your community affected by a hurricane, you may want to give money to one or more charities. Be sure to check out the organizations before you write a check. Here are some tips for making...
  • Get your boat ready before a storm strikes

    Get your boat ready before a storm strikes
    Preparing your boat No one should ever attempt to ride out a storm in a boat. To protect themselves and their craft, boaters need to plan ahead. That means: •Updating your boat- and car-insurance coverage as soon as possible. Some policies cover...
  • Hurricane season 2012 storm names

    Storm names Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sandy, Tony, Valerie, William Animated weather radar on your phone Use your smartphone app to see real-time...
  • How to handle hurricanes' utility and service outages

    How to handle hurricanes' utility and service outages
    After a big storm, expect utilities and services to be disrupted. Here's what you need to know: Debris Pile debris as neatly and as close to the street as you can. But if you can't identify it, don't touch it. Keep debris from piling up around utility...
  • Prepare in case you must file a claim with your insurance company

    Prepare in case you must file a claim with your insurance company
    How to file an insurance claim Try to call your insurance agent immediately. Begin making temporary repairs to prevent further damage. Save all receipts. Do not attempt to make permanent repairs until an insurance adjuster has inspected the home. Most...
  • Get trees trimmed weeks before a hurricane hits

    Get trees trimmed weeks before a hurricane hits
    Preparing your trees A hurricane can turn a shade tree from backyard friend to monster. Falling limbs and flying debris from trees often add to injuries and damage during severe storms. Things you can do to lessen the danger: Inspect your trees every...
  • Seguridad: Que no entren en su casa

    Los criminales suelen aprovechar el caos en los días después de los huracanes. Por eso debe estar alerta. Para proteger su casa y familia, la policía sugiere: Evite estar en las afueras del hogar. Si tiene electricidad, ilumine su vivienda por la...