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Great Hurricane Blowout: Get Engaged in Hurricane Preparedness

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Streets flood and power is out in Hidalgo County as Hurricane Dolly moves through Texas.
Welasco,TX, July 23, 2008 -- Streets flood and power is out in Hidalgo County as Hurricane Dolly moves through Texas.

As you probably know, we’re big on personal preparedness and with only a few weeks until the start of hurricane season, we’ve been using our blog to encourage those in hurricane prone areas to get ready for this season. We wanted to share another place for you and your family to find information on hurricane preparedness – the Great Hurricane Blowout.

An exciting part of this year’s Blowout are corresponding events to promote getting prepared throughout the season. One such event is the “National Hurricane Emergency Kit Party Day” on June 18, where individuals and groups pledge to host “kit parties” where hurricane emergency kits are built for neighbors in need. Act now! You can pledge to donate a kit by visiting the Great Hurricane Blowout website.

Check out the Blowout on the web, Facebook or Twitter for updates on Kit Party Day and other preparedness events. For a full list of items to include in a hurricane emergency kit (and other tips on getting prepared for hurricanes), we encourage you to visit Ready.gov. And if you have a smartphone, check out http://m.fema.gov for tips on your phone.

While we don’t know what the season may hold, we can take steps today to reduce the negative impacts of a hurricane.

Note:
The Blowout is sponsored by a collection of partners and presented by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.

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06/21/2012 - 19:40
Posted on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 16:24
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