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LESSONS FROM TROPICAL STORM ALLISON

ďThe Great Flood of 2001Ē

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Pay attention to the weather

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Gulf storms can be a surprise

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Never underestimate Mother Nature

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Buy flood insurance, especially if you are near a waterway or in a first floor apartment

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Have a disaster plan

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Disaster plans need to be reviewed and updated periodically

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Keep food on hand

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Keep water on hand

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Keep a flashlight and batteries on hand

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Keep cash on hand

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Keep an emergency kit at the office and in the car

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Have more than one way to purchase items Ė cash, check, and charge

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Having more than 1 kind of credit card is good

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Donít store unprotected valuables in a basement

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Hospitals are not immune from disaster

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Back up computer files periodically and keep them separate from the computer

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Cell phones donít always work when land lines donít

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Be creative in finding alternate communication methods

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Use stairs instead of elevators during storms

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Donít drive into flooded roadways

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Even 18-wheelers can float

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Water and electricity donít mix

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Donít walk along a flooded waterway

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Be creative in finding solutions to problems

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An inch can make a difference

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A positive attitude makes all the difference

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A disaster can be turned into an adventure

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Work together

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There are many ways to help

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People are basically good

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Sometimes, everything you can do is not enough.

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It isnít over when it stops raining

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It isnít over when the water recedes

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Donít wait to prepare

 

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