UNITED NATIONS DAY

United Nations Day recognizes the founding of the United Nations (UN) in 1945. The celebration is observed annually on October 24th.  U.N. Day has traditionally been marked throughout the world by meetings, discussions, and exhibits about the achievements and goals of the organization. The United Nations works for the entire human family of seven billion …
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National Preparedness Month

Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can. The entire month of September observes National Preparedness Month. No matter where you live, you are subject to disasters. Natural disaster and man-made disasters affect everyone and will cause severe damage and endanger lives. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, hot spells or cold spells are all natural disasters …
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Hurricane Readiness

With the month of June comes sunny skies, fireflies, barbeques and yes, hurricane season. With the first named hurricane of the season, the time to prepare is now! We live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. While beachfront and outdoor living are must haves in …
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Disaster Supplies

What Do You Need In A Survival Kit?At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below: Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)FlashlightBattery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)Extra batteries Deluxe family …
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NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY

National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18th honors the men and women who work around the clock to keep the power going.  If the power is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank.   If you, like me are waiting in the dark after a Hurricane, remember these …
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AMERICAN HEART MONTH

American Heart Month isn’t just for lovers. February also reminds us to take care of our hearts and consider our risk factors. Believe it or not, heart disease can happen at any age. However, some risk factors for heart disease and stroke are preventable. American Heart Month teaches us how we can help reduce our …
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NATIONAL HEART MONTH

February focuses on the heart making it National Heart Month. Anyone can be at risk for heart disease. More and more, our sedentary lifestyles are putting us at risk at a younger age. Obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking all increase our risk factors. Each one of those we can take action to lower our …
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NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY, January 6

National Technology Day on January 6th recognizes the way technology changes the world and looks to the future of technology. From the wheel to smartphones, each year the day honors technological achievements made that impact our daily lives. Imagine the world without technology.  In our daily lives, we can’t take a step without coming into …
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