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Lightning Safety

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:58
Summer is thunderstorm season and June is Lightning Safety Month. Learn how to protect you and your loved ones during a thunderstorm. Being outside when lightning is present is not something to take lightly-ever. The weather forecast calls for a slight chance of thunderstorms, but you can only see a few fluffy white clouds overhead. So you and your tennis partner grab your racquets and balls and head for the tennis court. You spend a few minutes warming up and then—wait! Is that thunder you hear? Was that a lightning flash? What do you do? Keep playing until the thunder

Preparing for a Hurricane or a Tropical Storm

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 13:32
You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect you and your family. If you live in areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year. Please follow these important hurricane preparedness tips from CDC: Preparing for a Hurricane: Take basic steps now to ensure your safety should a storm hit. Emergency Supplies You Will Need: Stock your home and your car with supplies. Make a Plan: Create a family disaster