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Are You Ready? June is the Start of Hurricane Season

stormHurricanes are among nature’s most powerful natural disasters. With destructive flood waters and winds that could exceed 150 miles per hour, it only takes one storm to dramatically change the landscape of a community. The state of Flori-da has a long history of hurricanes and tropical storms making landfall.

All Florida residents and visitors must ensure they have a plan in place to keep their families, loved ones, and property safe well before the next hurricane strikes.

What should you do to get ready for a hurricane?

Once you understand hurricane risks and potential impacts, you should create a safety plan. This plan should be comprehensive and should identify all of the steps you need to take before, during, and after a disaster to ensure your family and property are safe.

Know your zone. If you live in an evacuation zone, decide now where your family will evacuate, and which essential items you will need to safely do so. In many cases, you need only move a few miles inland to avoid the dangers of flooding and storm surge.


Men's Health Month

menshealthOn average, men die five years younger than women, and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 causes of death. Men are also less likely than women to be insured. All of this impacts their ability to be involved fathers, supportive partners, and engaged community members.

Encourage him to get a physical. Most of the factors that contribute to men’s shorter, less healthy lives are preventable. And that prevention starts with seeing a healthcare provider on a regular basis. Adult men in the United States visit primary care providers at lower rates than adult women.


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