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Hurricane Irma Damage

Home, pool and yard preparation checklists

Home preparation Install shutters on all openings, including windows, doors, sliding glass doors, French doors, and garage doors. If using plywood, purchase 5/8" thick...
Hurricane boat damage

Prepare your boat for a hurricane

As a storm approaches, don't neglect to protect your boat. Make a plan well in advance to secure your boat during a hurricane. Small,...
Hurricane apps

Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Hurricane Irma’s visit to the Anna Maria Island area last year taught us how to better prepare for the 2018...
Pet preparations

Prepare your pets for storms

Where will your pets ride out a hurricane? Motels/hotels – check The Sun’s Pet Pages below Veterinarian Kennel Friends/relatives Pet-friendly evacuation shelters (Braden River...
Castles in the Sand

What’s in a hurricane name?

Every year at this time we steady our nerves and go forward into hurricane season which tortures us from June 1 to Nov. 30....
Castles in the Sand

Florence – another wake-up call

If you live in Florida or other states along the East Coast almost up to Canada hurricanes and coastal flooding are just part of...
Hurricane Lessons Irma

Get tax-free hurricane supplies June 1-7

For one week only Floridians will be able to get some of their hurricane supplies tax-free. June 1-7 is the first week of the...