Florida Urges Residents to Get Ready For Hurricane Season

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging residents to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30.

“Hurricane preparedness should top our to-do lists,” PSC Chairman Art Graham noted in a recent press release.

“Preparation is the best protection against dangerous storms. Build an emergency storm supply kit, gather important utility contact information, and prepare your home to help keep your family protected.”

According to the release, Graham said the PSC’s website has planning tools to assist consumers with hurricane season preparation. The PSC’s “Hurricane House”, includes preparation tips for homes and families, from planning an evacuation route, to installing carbon monoxide detectors and dealing with downed power lines. Consumer tips on making a hurricane kit and storm preparation is also available.

The PSC said it also offers utility storm plans designed to minimize outages and help communities, businesses and families return to normalcy. The plans include PSC-mandated storm preparedness initiatives:

* Facility inspections, maintenance, and repairs;

* Vegetation management;

   * Flooding and storm surge mitigation;

   * Wooden pole inspections; and

   * Coordination with other utilities, government, and community groups.

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