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Keep your family healthy in storm season

Five years ago, the Atlantic hurricane season was the most active season in recorded history. Events that year shattered numerous records with an estimated 3,865 deaths and damages of around $130 billion. Of the 28 storms that year, five of the season's seven major hurricanes - Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma - were responsible for most of the destruction.

September 15, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Hurricane 101


As storms brew, make safety a priority

Residents who plan to stay in a Liberty County shelter should a major hurricane approach may want to think again.

August 30, 2010 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | Hurricane 101


September is Preparedness Month

This year's hurricane season continues to stir up the occasional glance oceanward, but as flash floods, severe storms and wildfires cause devastation in other parts of the country, the time seems right to declare September National Preparedness Month.

August 16, 2010 | Staff report | Hurricane 101


Peak storm season predicted busy

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Record high ocean temperatures and the development of a climate phenomenon known as La Nina will keep the Atlantic hurricane season on track to be the busiest since 2005, government forecasters said Thursday.

August 06, 2010 | By Jennifer Kay Associated Press writer | Hurricane 101


Riding a storm out is not a good idea

Back in May, the National Weather Service promoted Hurricane Preparedness Week 2010 -- part of a continual effort to get the public thinking hurricane readiness.

August 03, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Hurricane 101


Depression upgraded to Tropical Storm Colin

The National Hurricane Center upgraded a depression in the Atlantic to tropical storm status this morning.

August 03, 2010 | Staff report | Hurricane 101


Agencies warn of surge from hurricanes

Though Georgia's coastline hasn't been hit by a hurricane since 1978, public safety officials continually warn against complacence while urging residents to be prepared.

July 26, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Hurricane 101


Storm not tracking toward us

MIAMI (AP) - A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Gulf coast as Bonnie begins moving over South Florida.

July 23, 2010 | Associated Press | Hurricane 101


Officials say they're better prepared...

Bryan County Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Anderson invited the public last week to two briefings on hurricane preparedness – one on each end of the county.

July 14, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Hurricane 101


Learn more about storms, preparation

Here's where to to get more information and support:

July 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


What to do after a hurricane

After the hurricane is over you should...

July 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


Understanding evacuation orders

If a hurricane is considered to be a serious threat to human life, local authorities may issue an evacuation order.

July 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


Put your survival kit together now

One of the most important tools for emergency preparedness is an Emergency/Hurricane Survival Kit. You'll need provisions to carry you through a week or more after the storm.

July 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


No shelters here during hurricanes

Because Bryan County is so close to the coast, emergency agencies do not plan to open shelters to the public during a hurricane. Residents who are asked to evacuate, however, are normally directed to shelters farther inland.

July 13, 2010 | Staff report | Hurricane 101


What's a watch and a warning

A watch means hurricane conditions are likely within 36 hours. When a watch is issued, the American Red Cross and local EMAs suggest you take these steps:

July 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


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