With hurricane season officially beginning June 1, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) are promoting awareness about the importance of preventing, removing and treating standing water to combat the spread of disease through mosquitoes. In the aftermath of a hurricane, impacted areas
Floridians are increasingly concerned about the 2020 Hurricane Season and the coronavirus is one of the reasons why. According to a AAA survey – fielded last week – nearly a third (31%) of Floridians are more concerned about the 2020 Hurricane Season than they were last year. Two-of-five people (42%) say they are less likely
Hurricane Dorian, a powerful Category 5 storm, turned deadly as it roared over the Bahamas on Sunday. The storm made landfall on three different islands with punishing sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts that reached speeds of 225 mph. Late Sunday night, the first recorded death in Abaco following
June is National Pet Preparedness Month. As we gear up for hurricane, wildfire and tornado seasons, and having witnessed an uptick in natural disasters over the past few years, there’s no better time to create awareness for this critical topic. During the panic of a natural disaster, people often forget essential items
Emergency situations, such as hurricanes, can significantly impact everyone’s safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in any stage of the disease. Being prepared is crucial. There are steps and precautions caregivers can take to be as ready as possible.
Today, after speaking with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) regarding Tropical Depression 9, Governor Rick Scott will be visiting Tampa’s Emergency Operations Center to be briefed on the storm’s potential impacts to the area. This morning, the State Emergency Operations Center elevated its status to Level Two in