Wellness Tips

Knowing The Signs And Symptoms Of Strokes Saves Lives

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THINK YOU ARE HAVING A STROKE? CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY! F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you’ll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away F.A.S.T. is: Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? […]

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Hurricane Preparedness – Inland Flooding

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When it comes to hurricanes, wind speeds do not tell the whole story. Hurricanes produce storm surges, tornadoes, and often the most deadly of all — inland flooding. Flooding is not an aspect of a hurricane that only coastal residents have to fear. Inland flooding can be a major threat to communities hundreds of miles from […]

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Hurricane Preparedness – Winds and Wind Fields

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The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October.  Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland.Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Hurricane can produce winds exceeding 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and mircrobursts. Hurricanes […]

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Hurricane Preparedness – Storm Surge

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Storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property along the coast. The destructive power of storm surge and large battering waves can result in loss of life, buildings destroyed, beach and dune erosion and road and bridge damage along the coast. Storm surge can travel several miles inland. […]

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Hurricane Season Starts June 1

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For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, 2013 the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)  Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 […]

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Does Your Family Know Your Fire Escape Plan?

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The Orange Park Firefighters remind you that in the event of a fire, remember that every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a […]

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Change Your Time, Change Your Smoke Detector Battery

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The Orange Park Fire Department reminds the public, that when you change your clocks on March 10, 2013, you should change the batteries in your smoke detectors. This is a good time to also test your smoke detectors. A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you […]