You Be Aware LLC has announced that it is ready to provide vital storm information to its 42,000 members for the 5th consecutive hurricane season. Based in Florida, You Be Aware is only too aware of the destruction hurricanes can cause as well as the need for regular, accurate information before, during and after a storm. It was after being hit by 3 hurricanes in 10 weeks in 2004 that the company began to put together their Emergency Warning program to provide up to date information about impending storms and other major emergencies.
In 2005 YBA provided commentary and vital information to members through hurricanes Dennis, Rita and Wilma all of which made landfall in the US. And of course, they covered Hurricane Katrina that had such a devastating effect in Louisiana and other southern states. In 2006 they also provided support during hurricanes Alberto and Ernesto as well as the storms that eventually spared the US.
During major hurricanes many people lose power before the eye of the storm has even reached them. This means no TV or internet for information and oftentimes no radio, so the telephone is a vital form of communication. Many people donât realize that if you have a traditional phone that plugs directly into the telephone jack (not a wireless phone) it will continue to operate even when the power goes out.
Robert Sullivan, a spokesman for the company explains how the warning system works: âWe begin to provide our members with information about a storm 72 hours prior to it making landfall. We update them about any change in its track or projected path as we are informed by the National Hurricane Center. In addition to information about the track and strength of a storm, we also provide them with precautionary advice about how to prepare for the storm. We suggest what to take with them if they are evacuated, and reiterate advice being given by local emergency management agencies. The frequency of contact increases as the storm approaches and continues until after it has passed. This keeps them informed so that they are aware of the damage in their area and have the information they might need, like Red Cross stations, emergency centers, and FEMA offices.â
Anyone can get the emergency warning system for free by signing up on the companyâs website http://www.youbeaware.com . It is just one of many vital services the company offers to consumers. During the last few years, the company has become involved in consumer advocacy issues and expanded its range of services. For instance, it now offers a unique service that allows homeowners to securely upload a complete inventory of their home, and copies of all important documents in case their home and belongings are ever lost to a disaster or even theft.
According to Mr. Sullivan the company offers help and assistance to the millions of homeowners who are facing financial difficulty, foreclosure and even those that are upside down in their homes with programs that include legal representation.
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