Be Prepared For Tropical Storm Erika
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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If you reside in Central Florida region, you’re probably experiencing some effects of the Tropical Storm Erika at the moment.Tropical Storm Erika has killed at least twelve people in the Caribbean. Officials in at least three states are making preparations for Erika. South Carolina has partially activated its emergency center. In Savannah, GA, city employees are pulling storm shutters out of storage. As a matter of fact, our very own Governor Scott (of Florida) has declared state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears Florida. He made his declaration shortly after forecasters adjusted the trajectory of the storm to show that it’s predicted to go through the middle of Florida.
The Salvation Army of Tampa FL is making preparations as Tropical Storm Erika churns her way toward Florida. The National Hurricane Center predicts the storm will become a hurricane by Monday. “Water is one of the most critical needs when responding to a natural disaster,” said Salvation Army Major James Hall. Salvation Army volunteers across the state are also standing by to man mobile food stations if needed.
There is still much uncertainty with the storm forecast. But as of 5:00 pm of Friday, August 28, 2015, the National Hurricane Center indicated that the Tropical Storm is weakened as it approaches Florida by the end of this weekend. To continue tracking the latest on Tropical Storm Erika, click on the red link below.
Until we hear more on the subject, please feel free to prepare yourself by making sure you have stocked few days worth of food and water, flash lights and/or candles, surge protector, batteries, take out your storm shutters if you have them, or consider getting hurricane film for your windows. If we’re lucky, Erika will leave us without a scratch.
And until Wednesday of next week, may I wish you all, below….
~Let’s Help One Another~
Gathered, written, photographed, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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