Coastal Storms

Lending a Helping Hand after Irma, Harvey, and other Hurricanes

Recent images of hurricane Irma and Harvey’s devastating impacts remind all of us living along the Gulf just how powerful tropical cyclones can be. There’s a Gulf of Mexico kinship we all feel. Even more today since Irma has put our Florida homes and cities in the news just like Harvey did a few days ago …

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How to Help with Storm Recovery and Not add to the Problem

How to lend true assistance to our friends and family located on the Gulf coast is challenge where I and others struggle. Sometimes we act before we think or even ask. I know firsthand what it’s like to go through a hurricane but what worked for me or may have helped others in the past …

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Hurricane Preparedness for Boaters

Click on slides below – they are hyper-linked to relevant resources you can to help you prepare your boat for a hurricane. Here’s are additional informational links for boat owners. http://www.boatus.com/hurricanes/HurricaneWarning.pdf    Preparing your boat for a hurricane http://www.animatedknots.com/indexboating.php

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Keep Weather aware as TS Isaac is Strengthening

Click Here for Latest Information from National Hurricane Center Click Here for NWS Weather Briefing National Weather Service Tallahassee    Planning links are still great to use… Eyes to the South. #Isaac is strengthening. Good day to review your hurricane plan or make one. floridadisaster.org/family

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Sources of Official Information to Help You Respond to Tropical Threats

Quick information links to keep in mind during hurricane season     Official local news and information will always come through your County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). For Bay County visit http://www.co.bay.fl.us/emergency/management.php The State of Florida Division of Emergency Management provides News and Preparedness Information at http://www.floridadisaster.org and coordinates disaster responses with our …

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Bay Family Cafe @The_News_Herald

In video family disaster plan visit http://www.floridadisaster.org Resources for business too – short and easy to do!  See our Bay Family Cafe Menu for information on future programs.

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