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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
800 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK MAY 16-22...

...TODAY`S TOPIC...HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL AND THE FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

BOATERS -- BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON. GOOD PREPARATION STARTS
WITH PLANNING. INCLUDE YOUR BOAT IN YOUR PERSONAL...FAMILY...OR
BUSINESS HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS PLAN.

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL A HURRICANE WARNING TO EVACUATE OR SECURE YOUR
BOAT. BY THE TIME A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED...IT IS TOO LATE TO
BE WORKING ON A DOCK SAFELY. FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF YOUR EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS. IF YOU ARE AT A MARINA...ASK THE MANAGER OR
DOCKMASTER ABOUT THE MARINA HURRICANE PLAN.

DURING YOUR HURRICANE PREPARATIONS...TAKE ACTIONS TO MINIMIZE MARINE
DEBRIS. MARINE MAMMALS THAT INGEST DEBRIS MAY DIE.

FINALLY...IF YOU LIVE ON A BOAT...DO NOT STAY ON YOUR BOAT DURING A
HURRICANE. A BOAT IS NO PLACE TO BE IN A HURRICANE!

NEXT WEEK...MAY 24-30...IS NATIONAL HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK. FOR
MORE INFORMATION ON HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS...VISIT
HURRICANES.GOV/PREPARE.

THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND
THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL. VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE ON THE WEB AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV AND THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING
COUNCIL AT WWW.SAFEBOATINGCOUNCIL.ORG.

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KASPER


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