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2012 Atlantic hurricane season reaches halfway point
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2012 Atlantic hurricane season reaches halfway point

Pinellas County, Florida -- Tropical Storm Debby. Tropical Storm Isaac. The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season has certainly been an active one, and Sept. 1 just marks the halfway point.

Statistically, the majority of the activity for the season is yet to come. Since the hurricane record began in 1855, nearly 55 percent of all tropical storms and hurricanes form during the months of September and October. More information about tropical climatology can be found at www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo, the National Hurricane Center’s climatology website.

To help residents prepare for the rest of this year’s hurricane season, Pinellas County is producing its eSeries: Prepare to Survive. These 15-minute programs offer an indepth look into specific disaster preparedness topics, including insurance, preparing your pet and building codes. The September edition features a discussion with Trenise Lyons of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes addressing window taping and sand bags. The show can be seen on PCC-TV, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/PCCTV1, and online at www.pinellascounty.org/eseries.

For more information about how to prepare yourself and your family for hurricanes, visit www.pinellascounty.org/emergency to find your evacuation level, learn about storm dangers and discover how to create your own disaster plan.

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