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The Galveston County Daily News: Tiki Island

May 27, 2016

Tiki Island

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Complacency: A major barrier to storm preparedness

A few years before Hurricane Ike brought its devastating surge, I was talking to a sales clerk on The Strand. The young man, who had recently moved to the island, stated that he could hardly wait to experience a hurricane.

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County, cities provide wealth of hurricane information
Posted: May 27, 2016

Your own city government is one of the best places to get information.

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Preparation key for those who need assistance with hurricane evacuation
Posted: May 27, 2016

As hurricane season approaches, preparing for evacuation remains vital for all in the gulf region, but especially for those in need of assistance such as seniors and those with disabilities.

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Being financially prepared for a hurricane
Posted: May 27, 2016

A major hurricane can cause a lot of pain and damage, and part of being ready to recover is to have your finances in order.

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Hurricane preparedness for your car
Posted: May 27, 2016

When inclement weather strikes, your automobile can be an important tool for survival.

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Keep a first-aid kit at home and in car
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 10:51 am

Although medical care was available on the island after Hurricane Ike, it was hard to get to.

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Make a printed list of contacts
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 10:51 am

Cell phones have made personal phone books obsolete.

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Evacuation planning for your pets
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 10:51 am

If the need arises for people to evacuate, there is an equal need for your pets to go with you.

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Power inverter keeps you charged
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 10:51 am

Staying connected on the road means having to charge phone and laptop computer batteries, and one simple device can keep you in the loop.

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Make your own power
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 10:51 am

If you’re going to stay for a hurricane, you’ll need to be prepared for weeks of sweltering humidity without electricity, so having a reliable generator can help you stay cool, calm and connected.

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