By Lydia Nusbaum
May 25, 2022 Updated 8:15 A.M. ET
TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – Attorney General Ashley Moody warns residents about the upcoming active hurricane season and urges them to prepare in advance.
Hurricane Season officially begins June 1st and Moody has released the 2022 Hurricane Preparedness Guide.
“With forecasters predicting another active hurricane season, it’s important to begin preparations early. Our guide is full of information to help Floridians get ready for a potential storm strike and keep away from pitfalls that may emerge in the wake of a disaster—including tips for avoiding price gouging, contracting scams and other forms of fraud,” Moody said.
People can download the hurricane guide at MyFloridaLegal.com.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasted another above-normal hurricane season this year. It could make 2022 potentially the seventh consecutive above-normal season.
Last year was the third most active season on record. This year, three to six projected hurricanes are expected to become major hurricanes.
Below are some important hurricane preparedness tips from the guide:
– Know evacuation routes and shelter locations;
– Stock up on enough food, water and emergency supplies for you, your family and pets for at least seven days;
– Verify that storm-related products are hurricane-proof or impact-proof before purchasing;
– After the storm, be wary of contractors who solicit door-to-door, quote extremely low prices for repairs, demand large and upfront payments with no return date to do work, or offer to perform repairs at a discount with leftover supplies from another job; and
– Research recovery charities before giving. As solicitations increase following a disaster, so do charity scams designed to profit off the goodwill of others.
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