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Hurricane Safety Tips

While people hundreds of miles away from coastlines do not have to be concerned about hurricanes, many that live near a warm ocean do. Here are some hurricane safety tips from the American Red Cross:

Know What Hurricane WATCH and WARNING Mean

  • WATCH: Hurricane conditions are possible in the specified area of the WATCH, usually within 36 hours.
  • WARNING: Hurricane conditions are expected in the specified area of the WARNING, usually within 24 hours.

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