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Turtle Season

Turtle season May 1st thru October 31st.






Hurricane Season

the American Red Cross

urges people to get ready for hurricane season now.

The prime time for these powerful storms is from June 1 to November 30.

Early predictions say the country could see between 12 and 14 named storms with as many as 4 major hurricanes. The official United States hurricane outlook will be issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) later this month.


1.   Determine your risk. Hurricanes cause problems for people in coastal areas but can also cause damage hundreds of miles inland.

2.   Talk with household members and create an evacuation plan.

           Practicing the plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.

3.   Build an emergency kit with a gallon of water per person, per day, non-perishable food,

          a flashlight, battery-powered radio, first aid kit, medications, supplies for an infant if 

          applicable, a multi-purpose tool, personal hygiene items, copies of important papers,

          cell phone chargers, extra cash, blankets, maps of the area and emergency contact


4.  If someone already has a disaster kit, now is the time make sure the food and water is still

        okay to consume and that copies of important documents are up to date. If they already have

        an emergency plan for their household, they should talk about it again with family members

        so everyone knows what to do if an emergency occurs.

5.  Be informed. Learn about the community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local

         shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and

         make plans for pets.

6. Download the free Red Cross Emergency App to select up to 35 different severe weather and

         emergency alerts on their mobile device. The content includes expert guidance on what to do

         before, during and after different emergencies or disasters from home fires to hurricanes.

         All Red Cross apps can be found in smartphone app stores by searching for American Red

         Cross or by going to

7.  Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box.

          You may need quick, easy access to these documents. Keep them in a safe place less likely to

          be damaged if a hurricane causes flooding. Take pictures on a phone and keep copies of

          important documents and files on a flashdrive that you can carry with you on your house or

          car keys.

8. Protect windows with permanent storm shutters or invest in one-half inch marine plywood that

          is pre-cut to fit your doors and windows.

9. Identify a place to store lawn furniture, toys, gardening tools and trash cans (away from stairs

          and exits) to prevent them from being moved by high winds and possibly hurting someone.

10. Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts to prevent flooding and unnecessary

           pressure on the awnings.

This year getting life-saving information about impending hurricanes is easier than ever.

Just ask ‘Alexa’. You can activate the Hurricane Alert Skill for popular Amazon Alexa-enabled devices including the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and Echo Spot. You will then be able to get hurricane watch and warning notices for locations where you or your loved ones live and access Red Cross expertise on how to prepare for the approaching hurricane and keep your family as safe as possible. 

Learn more here. Amazon, Echo, and Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

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