Extreme weather, such as hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, and more, can lead to significant injury and loss of life. While we know when some severe weather is coming, some disasters strike without warning. That's why preparing in advance is more important than ever.
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A hurricane is a tropical cyclone with sustained winds of more than 74 miles per hour. If a hurricane is predicted to strike where you live, follow these precautions:
After a fire, contact your local Office of Emergency Management for information about downed/damaged trees and power lines.
Notify your Local Health Department if fire retardant is in ponds, streams, or near wells.
Contact your insurance agent to assist you with claims from smoke and fire damage to your home.
Information adopted from the National Fire Protection Association. For more information, visit http://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Wildfire
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