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Hurricane Preparedness

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Hurricane Preparedness

Keeping your car safe during storms

12:50 PM, Jun 11, 2013

When hurricanes or tropical storms hit, it is highly recommended that you don't brave the storm on the roads. Sometimes, there is no option and knowing proper safety for you and your vehicle could save irreparable damage, your pocketbook and own well being.

Hurricane help from technology

5:52 PM, Jun 4, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla---When the storm hits and the power is out, radios have been the go-to for communication, but today technology has advanced right in the palm of our hands.

State database keeps families informed

5:30 PM, Jun 4, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A state-wide database is allowing Florida residents to register loved ones as emergency contacts in case a natural disaster separates families.

Citizens encouraged to update emergency contacts

3:48 PM, Jun 4, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The 2013 hurricane season has begun and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is encouraging people to register their emergency contacts.

Hurricane season safety tips from JEA

3:48 PM, Jun 4, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hurricane season has begun and JEA has distributed electrical safety information to its customers.

DaVita gets patients ready for hurricane season

5:56 PM, Jun 1, 2013

On the First Coast, one company is preparing by making sure its patients will get the care they need, even if a hurricane hits.

The 2013 Hurricane Season has begun - be JaxReady!

4:05 PM, Jun 1, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Saturday is the official start of the 2013 hurricane season.

Mayor Alvin Brown talks about hurricane preparedness

11:18 AM, Jun 1, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mayor Alvin Brown on Good Morning Jacksonville to talk about preparing the River City for Hurricane Season. 

Florida scientists issue hurricane season forecast

2:22 PM, May 31, 2013

Scientists at Florida State are predicting 15 named storms and eight hurricanes for the season from June 1 to November 30.

Sequestration cuts could impact hurricane response

1:44 PM, May 29, 2013

Federal budget cuts have some worried about the level of our state's preparedness ahead of hurricane season.

Hurricane myths and lessons from the 2012 season

12:02 PM, May 29, 2013

First Coast News Meteorologist Mike Prangley reviewed the hurricane season of 2012 and wrote about the myths and the lessons learned at the 2013 hurricane season approached.

St. Augustine Beach man lives in hurricane proof home

5:25 PM, May 28, 2013

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla -- Hurricane season starts June 1 and if this year's season is anything like the National Weather Service is predicting, it's going to be busy.

Preparing for hurricane season

10:29 AM, May 25, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Dan Scanlan from the Florida Times-Union on Good Morning Jacksonville with a copy of this year's 2013 Hurricane Preparedness Guide. 

Preparing for 2013 Hurricane Season

4:29 PM, May 24, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- First for you we're partnering with the red Cross to bring you an emergency preparedness guide to get you ready for Hurricane Season. 

Hurricane guide: preparing for the worst

4:04 PM, May 24, 2013

Christian Smith has been with the American Red Cross for 19 years, and tells us what you need to know in case you have to stay at a shelter.