Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 02:38:28 GMT
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From: "mrsafetyman**At_Symbol_Here**" <mrsafetyman**At_Symbol_Here**JUNO.COM>
Subject: Re: Hurricane Plans
Comments: To: carbo358**At_Symbol_Here**ERAU.EDU

Hello Lisa, When i worked in Carolins for a while i got to experience two hurricanes, Fran and Bertha. Hurricanes are usually the easiest emergency to deal with before the fact. Hurricanes are slow moving and are always predicted weeks in advance. The pre-notification, usually weeks prior, helps one to better prepare for the emergency / event as compared to a tornado, destruction many a time w/o warning. Been through three of those. In your case, evacuation in my opinion is a no brainer. There really should not be any evacuation since the pre-warning would not allow such an event to occur. Hopefully as part of your disaster plan or emergency prepardness plan, and I have written many, that if a hurricane is on its way to you, the college has already been closed for the predicted time that it will strike. Hopefully maintenance has already boarded up the necessary protective openings and gone home or even left the area. No ones life is worth sacraficing to stay around. Now if you are utilized as a shelter, thats a whole different ball game. Now during the recovery phase many people will respond, maintenance, security, make sure they are aware of the recovery hazards like downed power lines, gas leaks, ammonia system leakage, collapsed roofs etc. I assume your from Florida with supposedly another on its way. God Bless and Good Luck. keep all out of harms way! ________________________________________________________________ Get your name as your email address. Includes spam protection, 1GB storage, no ads and more Only $1.99/ month - visit today!

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