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Be Prepared and Stay Safe During Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is a potentially catastrophic hurricane and will bring life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall to parts of the Caribbean – including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – as well as the Florida Keys, portions of Southern Florida and the Florida Peninsula. Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through the September 9 – 10 weekend.

Take preparation actions now, and be sure you know what to do before, during and after the hurricane: (en Español

Please heed the advice of local emergency management officials and refer to your local weather forecast at

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