by Randy Ray
Hurricane season began June 1, so the time to start planning and making your arrangements is now. There are several items available through your unit's Full Spectrum Threat Response representative that can help prepare you and your family prepare for the season.
First, there are two movies available which cover preparations for your unit and home. Also, FSTR Plan 10-2, Annex B, covers required military preparations and response procedures. Next, each county in the area prepares their own hurricane guide and there is the FSTR Information Brochure both containing guidance on how to prepare yourself and family in the event of a hurricane. For more hurricane information, log on to http://www.floridadisaster.org and www.noaa.gov.
Take advantage of all the sources available when preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. Remember, planning in advance without the actual storm moving in is the key. Don't wait! Make your preparations today! A crossword puzzle has been developed to help get you in the mind set of making your preparations. The answers for the puzzle can be found in the Hillsborough County Hurricane Guide and the MacDill FSTR Information Brochure. As you are doing the puzzle, start thinking about your hurricane response plan.
2. Pet Survival Kit item
1. 8.5 million people lost this last year due to hurricanes