We want to bring awareness to being prepared for hurricane season. It has been over 10 years since our area last saw the effects of a major hurricane. Many new residents in our area have never been through such a life and community altering event. For area residents that have been through such a catastrophic event it is imperative that we avoid having “storm amnesia” on what is needed to be properly prepared for such an event. We are 22 days into the long, 6 month hurricane season and there have already been 4 named storms. While we hope the Gulf Coast does not have to face a major hurricane the reality is there will be more than just 4 named storms this year. Do not wait until one is headed our way to get prepared. Have a plan for your family, pets, business, home, etc. Below are a few websites that offer an abundance of invaluable resources and information that can help you be prepared before, during, and after a storm.