Hazardous Weather Awareness Week
Gov. Charlie Crist has declared Feb. 1-7, Florida’s Hazardous Weather Awareness Week. Hazardous Weather Awareness Week is an opportunity for Floridians to learn about the various weather hazards that frequently impact the state and how families and businesses can prepare for these natural events.
Each day, more than 17-million people call the Sunshine State their home. Florida is a great place to live, work and play. But with this beautiful place comes a personal responsibility for each of us to be prepared for the hazards that affect our state.
In Florida, natural events such as thunderstorms and lightning are common.The key to your family’s safety is being aware of hazardous weather conditions and knowing how to prepare for them.
You can learn all about the various weather hazards at the Florida Division of Emergency Management's hazardous weather Web site.
Check out the NIE Blogging Zone 2009 Hazardous Weather Awareness Week category by clicking here.