Leonard Pitt's column in the August 21, 2012 Miami Herald issue focused on his experience during Hurricane Andrew twenty years ago. It was during the storm and in the closet with his wife and five children that he felt the likelihood of his own death. He and his family survived, but his home and most of his belongings did not.
In 1995, Hurricane Opal made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane October 4 near Pensacola and than travelled up the entire state of Alabama. It caused devastation throughout its path from Central America (the hurricane first landed on the Yucatan Peninsula) through New England. How did Opal afffect you?
You can take action to reduce your vulnerability to hurricanes and increase your safety. Your safety and the safety of those in your family and your work environment are most important.
In the days before the storm arrives...
When a watch (tropical storm or hurricane conditions are possible) is issued for your area...
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