TRAINING DEPLOYMENT EXERCISE WITH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JOIN OUR CLASSES GET LICENSED or UPGRADE YOUR LICENSE
HELP YOUR COMMUNITY BE THERE WHEN YOUR NEIGHBORS NEED YOU
MEET NEW PEOPLE LEARN HOW TO USE RADIOS TO MEET NEW PEOPLE WORLDWIDE
MAKE A PLAN KNOW WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO AND BE PREPARED FOR 2 WEEKS ON YOUR OWN
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What: Keystone Family Fun Day
Date: Saturday October 15
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Keystone Recreation Center – 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa, Fl 33556
Description: Please see the IMAGE BELOW and THIS FLYER for more details. This should be fun for the whole family. We’re going to have a booth in the safety and service pavilion. We will need some help running the booth. If you can help, please let me know – Jon Rubin KJ4NYD
What: Get To Know Your Radio Night
Date: Wednesday October 19
Where: Hillsborough County EOC – 2711 E Hannah Ave
Description: This is a perfect opportunity for those with any kind of radio related questions to have them answered. How do repeaters work? How do I program my radio? Etc. You do not need to be a licensed amateur to attend. The only thing we ask is that if your question is about a specific radio that you own, please bring it along with any programming cables or manuals that you might have.
BASIC PREPAREDNESS TIPS
- Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay.
- Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
- If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads
- Make a family emergency communication plan
- Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. Sign up for your area. Hillsborough County Emergency Alerts or Pinellas County Emergency Alerts
- Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe – have a gas chainsaw, gas and oil ready just in case
- Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; and NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet.
- Consider building a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter designed for protection from high-winds and in locations above flooding levels.
- Review and restock your Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
Now is the time to prepare. Build your kit, Make your plan, Be prepared to help others.
The last major hurricane (defined as a Category 3 or above) to hit the U.S. mainland was Hurricane Wilma, which made landfall in Florida on Oct. 24, 2005.
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