Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hurricane Preparedness Needed Now - TS Erika

While Tropical Storm Erika is far out to sea, recent projections show that South Florida is presently within the cone but may weaken.  At this time, at its present course and speed, it is possible for our area to start feeling the effects of wind and rain on late Saturday, and come to our shores very late Sunday/early Monday.  It is too soon to know precisely if this storm will develop into a serious concern for us and fortunately the storm has not increased its strength yet.

The City of Lauderhill is beginning its pre-storm plans and is closely monitoring the situation.

Now is a good time, if you haven't already, to take action and be prepared for any storm that may be coming into our area during this Hurricane Season.

The recommendation is in the next day or so it would be wise to make sure that any loose exterior landscaping, or loose objects that could fly, be disposed of/secured. Also, if there are drains in the area, that they be inspected so that they are not clogged. 

You may also wish to look over your emergency plans to make sure that you will be prepared in the event Erika or any other storm this season does approach our area and strengthens, i.e., food, water, batteries, etc. It is easier to plan ahead, then to wait until everyone else is trying to do the same thing at the same time. 

The best course of action is to be prepared. Also, if you are doing any work around your house, you need to be careful about it. Don't hurt yourself, and get help if you need it to avoid injuries. 

We are hoping that the storm stays far away from us and/or disappears, but it is a prudent idea to always be ready.

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