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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Get To Know Your Radio Night
Wednesday, December 21st
Time: 7-9 PM
Hillsborough County ARES/RACES has completed its move to the new PSOC building. We will be resuming our monthly Get To Know Your Radio Nights on Wednesday, December 21st from 7-9PM.
The address is:
9450 E Columbus Dr.
Tampa, Fl. 33619
All are welcome. You do not need to be a licensed amateur to attend. Just bring your radio related questions and we will do our best to try and answer them. The only thing we ask is that if your question is about a specific radio, please bring it along with any manuals and cables 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.
- The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. December 1, 2016The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.