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Be prepared

By Staff
Our View
We have made it through 63 days and have 90 more to go in the 2006 Hurricane season. Compared to the last two seasons, things are looking good at this point.
However, forecasters continue to say that this will be the most active season yet and warn coastal residents not to become complacent about being prepared.
Forecast models indicate that Tropical Storm Chris may be the storm to get coastal residents attention if it enters the Gulf of Mexico late Sunday or Monday as projected.
The forecast for now states that it will not strengthen into a hurricane, but we all know that no one knows for certain until the point of landfall. Anything is possible as long as the storm remains over water.
For that reason we would like to remind everyone, that no matter the strength, we live in an area close enough to the coast to have a tremendous impact from even the smallest of hurricanes or storms.
Do not wait until Sunday to get prepared. Begin today getting your home in order.
Here's what you can do to prepare for such an emergency.
When a hurricane watch is issued:
Prepare a Personal Evacuation Plan
Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit