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FEMA takes notice of National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted On Thu, May 27, 2010

Hurricane season official begins on June 1, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants to deliver useful information to Americans living in disaster-prone areas.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week was recently designated as May 23 to May 29 by President Barack Obama. His administration's hope is that Americans will learn more in order to protect themselves from and respond to hurricanes.

FEMA administrator Craig Fugate said that "we never know where the next hurricane or disaster will strike, but we know that the more we do to prepare now, the better the outcome will be. FEMA will continue to work with our private sector, local, state, tribal, and federal partners to ensure that we are prepared, but it is also important that all Americans take the necessary steps now - like developing a family disaster plan - before a hurricane or disaster strikes."

FEMA encourages checking emergency kit supplies, rehearsing emergency evacuation routes, and taking note of messages from local emergency officials.

Homeowners in hurricane-prone areas should check their insurance policies to see if they are covered in the event of this natural disaster. If not, they should speak to their provider about adding this coverage to their policy.ADNFCR-2297-ID-19805823-ADNFCR

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