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Hurricane Preparedness Awareness Week
May 23 - 29, 2010


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THE WEEK OF MAY 23TH THROUGH MAY 29TH HAS BEEN DECLARED HURRICANE
AWARENESS WEEK IN NORTH CAROLINA. DURING THIS WEEK THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE ISSUING INFORMATIVE MESSAGES TO HELP YOU
PREPARE FOR THE 2010 HURRICANE SEASON.

EACH DAY...A DIFFERENT TOPIC WILL BE COVERED.

SUNDAY...INTRODUCTION TO HURRICANE AWARENESS WEEK.
MONDAY...HURRICANE BASICS.
TUESDAY...STORM SURGE AND MARINE SAFETY.
WEDNESDAY...HIGH WINDS AND TORNADOES.
THURSDAY...INLAND FLOODING.
FRIDAY...THE FORECAST PROCESS.
SATURDAY...DISASTER PREVENTION.

RESIDENTS IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA SHOULD USE THIS WEEK TO THINK
ABOUT WHAT YOU WILL DO WHEN THREATENED BY AN APPROACHING HURRICANE
OR TROPICAL STORM. HURRICANES AND TROPICAL STORMS BRING A VARIETY
OF THREATS. KNOWING HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY IS
IMPORTANT.

USE THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS WEATHER SAFETY WITH YOUR CHILDREN. THINK
ABOUT WHERE YOU WILL GO IF YOU HAVE TO EVACUATE. FIND OUT IF YOUR
HOME IS SUBJECT TO FLOODING. TAKE TIME TO PREPARE A FAMILY
DISASTER KIT THAT COULD BE READY IN A MOMENTS NOTICE. SETTING
ASIDE A FEW MOMENTS THIS WEEK TO TALK ABOUT HURRICANE SAFETY WITH
YOUR FAMILY WILL HELP EVERYTHING GO SMOOTHER IF THREATENED BY A
HURRICANE THIS SUMMER.

For additional information, check out the National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Awareness Website

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