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Posted on: June 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] (Meteorological) Summer is here!

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Summer means vacation, outdoor activities, and fun in the sun! It’s a time when families hit the road to visit national parks or distant relatives. The warm months and long days mean that there is plenty of time for baseball games and barbecues. The sultry temperatures practically invite you to take a dip in the pool or ocean.

But don’t let the sunny days and warm nights fool you. Summer also holds significant weather and water hazards. Heat waves can be lengthy and deadly. Lightning deaths are at their peak during the summer. Beach hazards such as rip currents can catch the unprepared. And, it’s the start of hurricane season.

This summer, the Washington County Department of Public Safety and National Weather Service (NWS) want you to be prepared for the following weather and water hazards in our area:
- Floods
- Severe Weather
- Air Quality
- Hurricanes
- Wildfire
- Heat
- Lightning

But you’re not powerless in the face of these hazards. With just a few simple steps, you can become weather-ready. Stay safe this summer: Know Your Risk, Take Action and Be a Force of Nature!

1. Know Your Risk (Stay tuned to our Social Media, Local News and Weather Alerts)
2. Take Action (Have a plan!)
3. Be a Force of Nature

For more information, go to the National Weather Service's Summer Safety page!

National Weather Service (NWS) Summer Safety site.
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