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Hurricane season starts June 1. Are you ready?

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June 1 is the official start of hurricane season, and a great time to make a plan to deal with weather emergencies. Extreme weather events, like hurricanes and other natural disasters, can occur with little warning, and the effects come in many forms. Hurricanes may include heavy rainfall, high winds, storm surge, inland flooding, tornadoes, and rip currents. Are you ready to leave your home at a moment’s notice?

The FTC’s site, Dealing with Weather Emergencies, has practical tips to help you prepare for, deal with, and recover from a weather emergency. Like all our materials, the site is mobile-friendly, so you’ll have ready access to information when and where you need it.

The page has four sections:

Active in your community? There’s also a customizable one-page handout, Picking Up the Pieces after a Disaster, with key tips drawn from the FTC’s site. You can add local consumer protection and emergency service contacts, print copies, and distribute them throughout your community.

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Not very timely this should have been published about one month ago. Illinois and the rest of Midwest and Southwest have had more then 100 events in the last 3 weeks. Timing is critical for an organization that is created to protect the public.

To be fair, the article is discussing hurricane season and possible associated weather events, not the events in the Midwest.

Please reword “Like what you see?” “Bookmark this site”
To visit this site now. Do Not wait until a disaster (hurricane) strikes. Hard to prepare after an event.

TG for the FTC. Your agency and this site do a tremendous job. I am glad to be able to have a site to recommend to people for information about avoiding scams. This site also has a ton of great information on many topics. Great job. Keep up the good work!

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