As a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Certified Volunteer, in case of a large-scale medical emergency to help prepare and protect our community, I wanted to let you all know about a great resource for hurricane preparedness: the MRC's Liisa Jackson.

The official hurricane season goes from June 1 through November 30.

Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation and can affect both coastal and inland areas.

Threats from hurricanes include: storm surge, high winds, heavy rainfall, tornadoes and rip currents.

Remember the difference between a hurricane watch and warning. A watch means hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours. A warning has sustained winds of 74 mph associated with a hurricane are expected to affect the area within 24 hours.

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