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'Tis The Season: Staying Safe From Summer Storms

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

As we head into late summer, Tampa Bay’s weather forecast is dotted with daily storms and nightly lightning shows. Many Gulf Coast residents are struck by nature’s beauty when storms rage, but its important to take steps now to ensure you are ready when disaster strikes.

Officially, hurricane season for the Atlantic Basic – which includes the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea – is June 1 through November 30. But as anyone living in New Port Richey and Trinity knows, the peak of our season is from mid-August to late October. However, deadly hurricanes can occur anytime during the entire season.

Consider the following tips to prepare for an approaching storm and to recover afterwards:


  • Create your emergency supply kit and a communication plan
  • Unplug all electronics and appliances
  • Secure outdoor items that might blow away or cause damage
  • Shutter windows and doors. If there are no shutters, close window shades, curtains, or blinds


  • Employ a battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio for official updates
  • Avoid corded phones. Cordless and cellular phones are safe to use
  • Do not touch electrical equipment or cords
  • Stay away from windows and doors


  • Do not drive through a flooded roadway
  • Stay away from storm-damaged areas, especially downed power lines

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