Hurricane Preparation

Preparing Your Pool for Hurricanes

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

There are several steps you can take to prepare and protect your swimming pool during hurricane season.

Before the storm

Afternoon thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes can drop a lot of water onto your pool deck and out to your yard.

The first step is to make sure as much water as possible drains from the deck as quickly as possible. Test how well your deck drains by using a garden hose to spray water on the deck and watching how quickly the water disappears.

Sussex County reminds public to prepare now for 2015 hurricane season

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Sussex County Delaware Government

Forecasters predict ‘below average’ storm season

Sunscreen, beach umbrella, a good book – and a disaster kit. Those are just a few of the essentials that should be on every summer checklist.

As the Atlantic hurricane season officially gets underway June 1, the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center encourages residents and visitors to have a plan and be prepared just in case extreme weather comes this way. This week, May 24-30, is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, a time when coastal residents can learn more about preparing their properties for tropical weather.

Tropical Storm Erika May Lash Florida After Delivering Deadly Blow to Caribbean

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AccuWeather

After Erika brings heavy rain and locally gusty winds from Puerto Rico to Hispaniola into Friday night, the system will move toward the southern Bahamas and South Florida this weekend.

Erika remains a tropical storm spinning about 90 miles east-southeast of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, as of 8 a.m. EDT Friday.

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