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Markets up push preparedness kits

With the Atlantic hurricane season already underway, and Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua already coping with extensive storm-related damage, Senator Frank Padavan announced recently that he is once again partnering with local community supermarkets to increase public awareness regarding preparedness for hurricanes and other natural disasters.
In recognition of September being National Preparedness Month, Padavan is teaming with Waldbaum’s, C-Town and Bravo stores to distribute free and important information in order to help consumers and residents build their own “disaster preparedness kits.”
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an early season forecast stated an 85 percent chance of an above normal hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center predicts that there could be 13-16 named storms, with the possibility of 3 to 5 major storms during the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Padavan thanked the local supermarkets for participating in this public awareness campaign. “The images associated with Hurricane Katrina remain crystal clear in the minds of many in our community,” he said. “The lessons from Hurricane Katrina have shown that being appropriately prepared for when a massive storm hits is of the utmost importance.”
In addition to being distributed at local supermarkets, Padavan’s “Get Ready!” hurricane preparedness brochures are also available by calling 718-343-0255.
For additional information, including a detailed list of items that should be included in a “disaster preparedness kit,” is also available on his website www.frankpadavan.com.
“I urge everyone to read my ‘Get Ready!’ brochure and build your own disaster preparedness kit today,” Padavan said.

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