Stations, the following is a news announcement. Suggested lead in 3, 2, 1â€¦
Though itâ€™s been nine years since a hurricane hit Florida, itâ€™s no time for residents to let down their guard. Floridians should take safety precautions before, during and after a storm.
Florida Power and Lightâ€™s Bryan Garner provides safety tips and reminds us to plan for power outages if a hurricane strikes.
EARLY IN STORM SEASON IS THE TIME TO PLAN. CONSIDER EVACUATION ROUTES, MEDICAL NEEDS, IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS, DOCUMENTS AND SUPPLIES YOUâ€™LL NEED IN AN EMERGENCY. THIS IS ALSO THE TIME TO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL TRIM YOUR TREES, RATHER THAN WAITING UNTIL A STORM APPROACHES, WHEN FLYING DEBRIS CAN BE DANGEROUS. PLAN FOR WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF POWER WERE OUT FOR AN EXTENDED TIME. IF YOU HAVE A GENERATOR, BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE PRODUCT INSTRUCTIONS.NEVER OPERATE A GENERATOR INSIDE YOUR HOME OR GARAGE, AND PLUG APPLIANCES DIRECTLY INTO THE GENERATOR, NOT INTO YOUR MAIN ELECTRIC PANEL.
Stay safe with more tips at fpl.com/storm.