Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded to a low, however, until this system completely passes out of the area we recommend that everyone regularly monitor it’s progress. High winds and heavy rains are still possible, so please take precautions to protect your safety.
PRECO will continue to monitor this storm. We have a proven “Emergency Response Plan” for times like these. We recommend that you review your own personal emergency plan at this time.
Below, you’ll find helpful tips and information regarding storm preparation.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. For the United States, the peak hurricane threat exists from mid-August to late October, although the official season extends through November 30.
The best way to protect your family and yourself is to arm yourself with knowledge.
The most significant danger comes from a hurricane’s storm surge, when the surface of the ocean rises due to the force of a hurricane’s winds.
Debris, such as signs, roofing material, siding, and small items left outside, become flying missiles in a hurricane, even well inland.
Hurricanes and tropical storms also produce tornadoes. They can occur in distant rain bands, strong squalls, and along the eye wall.
Hurricanes and tropical storms can produce widespread torrential rains, often in excess of six inches; this can produce dangerous floods.
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