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Links to Help You Prepare for the 2010 Hurricane Season

Hurricanerita0905 Now that the 2010 hurricane season is rapidly approaching, I thought that it might be helpful to post some information that could be useful to my readers and help them prepare their homes for the possible arrival of a hurricane. (People in Minnesota and Wyoming can probably ignore this post).

NOAA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has created a brochure that contains basic information to assist you in preparing your home and family for a natural disaster like a hurricane. You can download a copy at the following link: Download hurricane_safety.pdf

You can also click on the following links to go to sites that also offer important information about hurricane preparedness. Some are national, some are state sponsored, and others may be local. The main idea of all of these sites is for you to make plans and preparations now. When a storm is a day away, that could be too late.

I hope that you will find these links useful. You may wish to bookmark one or more of them so you can easily access them in the event that a hurricane or other natural disaster hits our area.

In the future I will try to bring you news of any storms that might affect Florida and the surrounding areas. We have been lucky for several years, but you never know when our luck could run out. Hopefully, far in the future.

As always, you can contact me at: 813-783-4444 or e-mail me at:  I also invite you to visit my webpage at:

John Elwell - REALTOR


Bill Nye Realty, Inc.


Licensed in Florida


Comment balloon 7 commentsJohn Elwell • May 24 2010 10:28PM


Hi John, Great post and it looks like they're forecasting a busy hurricane season....let hope not! jay

Posted by Jay Lloyd, Allpro Home Inspection (Cape Coral Florida) about 10 years ago

John, what a helpful topic.  In NC we have been lucky for the past few years at the beach but you never know.  You may have to do a blog soon on protecting your property from the oil spill.  I bet you would have lots of readers.

Posted by Linda Hinson (S & L Properties) about 10 years ago

Hard to believe that we are already coming up on the 1st of June, the start of the hurricane season here. I do hope we get some minor tropical action to bring us some rain, but the more severe stuff can keep right on going by. We have been pretty lucky so far. Since the 4 hurricanes in a row several years ago, not much has happened. Let's hope it stays that way. (Though the insurance companies will keep crying so they can continue to increase our premiums).

Posted by John Elwell, You Deserve a Full-Time Agent, Not Reduced Results (CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc.) about 10 years ago

These are great links. I forwarded them to my clients in Florida who are in the process of relocating to Santa Fe. Hopefully, the hurricane season forecast will be wrong and give the folks on the coast a more peaceful summer.

Posted by Emily Medvec, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (eXp Realty LLC) about 10 years ago

We can use the rain, but keep the wind and tornadoes at a distance please. :)

Posted by John Elwell, You Deserve a Full-Time Agent, Not Reduced Results (CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hi John, great links.  I hope we all can stay clear of the oil spill and hurricanes this year.

Posted by Tamara Camden Vacation Rental Agent (All Rentals 2 Remember, inc.) about 10 years ago

Here we go again. And now with the oil slick all over the gulf. I hope its a slow season

Posted by Ed Macias, Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily (Real Estate Teammates) about 10 years ago

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