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      Winds, floods, and storms, oh my

      Whether you live near a coast or not, your home and life can be in danger; so the question is, are you prepared for hurricane season? / Rheya Spigner


      Whether you live near a coast or not, your home and life can be in danger; so the question is, are you prepared for hurricane season?

      Resident Leonard Cook, and a visitor from Miami, Florida, Tony Banks said no, they're not.

      According to AAA, 64 % of Georgia residents do not make advanced preparations for hurricane season.

      One resident, Pamela Sue Bartlett, says "I would get candles; I would get water so that when we did lock ourselves up or try to get in a safe place we would have something."

      Another resident Chase Gause adds he is ready, he said, " I have food stocked up and flashlights in case the lights go out."

      Stocking up is a good start, other preparations include; taking inventory, making a plan and protecting your property.

      For some, even with the preparations, AAA says 9% percent of Georgians say that even if severe measures occur they wouldn't leave their home.

      Bartlett said, "I've been here since I was five years old it's my home, I wouldn't leave it."

      However, she might want to think twice since floods are one of the primary threats during hurricane season and the number one disaster in the United States.

      Gause adds, "It's flooded here before so it can happen again."

      Experts say preparations should begin soon since hurricane season starts June 1st.

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