Tampa Palms JUNE 2010.pub by pengtt


									                                                     Tampa Palms North
                                                      Owners Association
                                                       June 2010 Newsletter
         Of Contents
Meetings and Committees                      2
News From Chiles Elementary                  4
Chiles Elementary Book Drive                 4
Fire Ant Colonies                            6
Fitness Schedule                             8
Fitness Schedule                            10
Safety Fair Photos                          12
Ashington Reserve                           14
Ashington Estates                           16
Mayfair                                     16
Windsor                                      18
Online Payments                              18
Flag Etiquette                               20
Flooding                                     22
Storm Awareness                              22
Back Page                                    24

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Tampa Palms North Owners Association is a Master Planned Community

Tampa Palms consists of                   All of these owners pay           Please contact
single-family homes, multi-family         assessments toward the            Cass Malloy
residences, schools, a post office,       maintenance of the common         with any
a church and commercial                   areas of Tampa Palms North.       questions
establishments.                                                             regarding your
                                          For obvious reasons, the post     community. She
All of these entities are part of the     office and schools do not pay     can be reached
community. Some of them have              common area assessments but       at
voting rights (single-family homes,       they are held to the rules/       813-979-9595
owners of the apartment                   regulations and architectural     or
complexes and owners of the               standards of the community.       cmalloy@mytpnoa.com
commercial sites).

             Tampa Palms North
               Board Members                                   http://twitter.com/TPNOA

 President:                   Garrison Urette

 Vice President:              Mark Carlson

 Secretary:                   Maureen Meyering

 Treasurer:                   Renynold Gosselin

 Director:                    Martin Steele

 Director:                    Craig Parrino

 Director:                    Eric Raymond                 Be in the know - Follow Tampa Palms North

                                        Tampa Palms Committees

                          Architectural Design and Modification Committee
                           Application form available at www.mytpnoa.com
Craig Parrino (Chairperson) - Remington
Ed Ciperski - Ashington Reserve                 Linda Weidner - Whitehall    Ann Diller - Mayfair
Marty Steele - Ashington                        Mike Kahn - Windsor           Ros Miller - Ashington Estates
Mike Urette - Commercial                        Renynold Gosselin - Lancaster

Condominium Associates                          Club Manager
Billing Questions: On-Site Manager              Fay Suber
727-573-9300       Cass Malloy
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                          News From Chiles Elementary
Chiles has been a                                                                Team Chiles continued to
“happening” place these                                                          demonstrate their problem
last few weeks! Our                                                              solving and strategizing skills
annual Math Night on                                                             at a chess tournament held
April 8th was a huge                                                             recently at the St. Pete
success. Our students                                                            Sunshine Center. The nine
and families participated                                                        member team finished 3rd out
in many hands- on math                                                           of 31 participating
activities at centers                                                            schools. We are so proud of
around the school,                                                               Jay Wu, Michelle Rincones,
calculating, estimating,                                                         Kevin Ren, Andrey Chee,
and problem solving. A                                                           Brad Ye, David Peng, Greg
few days later our 4th                                                           Titus, Connor McNeely and
and 5th grade Math Tivitz                                                        Lamine Diagne!
teams competed in the
district wide competition                                                        Students at Chiles have not
where our 5th grade                                                              only brains but hearts. Our
team, coached by Ms. Carmen, made it to the final         students have raised over $2000 dollars in just two
round of competition. Good luck to Matthew                weeks for our annual Pasta for Pennies campaign
Mossiello, Tori Millington, Emily Dabrowski and           that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Patrick Mason at the next round!                          Society. Our school goal is to raise $6000.

Our students’ success continued on April 10th as our      Our students succeed in all these many areas
school’s Odyssey of the Mind teams competed at the        primarily because of our parent body and our school
state level in Orlando. Odyssey of the Mind is an         community. Our ever supportive Chiles PTA makes it
educational program that provides creative problem-       possible for our students to benefit from the many
solving opportunities for students at all grade levels.   “extra” programs that we have here at Chiles and that
This year we had four teams compete at different          make Chiles an extra special school. The PTA
levels of the competition. Coached by Mrs. Erickson       recently hosted our second annual spaghetti dinner
and Ms. Patel, one of our teams placed 5th at the state   as a fundraiser. The event was a rousing success
level. Kudos to Ben Sajan, Sahil Deschenes,               and the PTA was able to raise $16, 500 which will
Hishaam Shafiq, Ryan DeLaMater, Ben Bryant and            allow Chiles to continue to offer a variety of great
Lamine Diagne.                                            programs for our children in the future.

               Lawton Chiles Elementary School Book Drive Needs
                             Books and Magazines!

 The Lawton Chiles’ School Advisory Council (SAC) is sponsoring its 9th
  Annual Book Drive. In early June, SAC will distribute the books to
               selected students in all grades to add to (or start) their
               home libraries. SAC is collecting new and gently-used
             children’s books as well as children’s magazines. We are
             in particular need of books for advanced readers. Please
             drop off donated books and magazines to the front office
              in bags or boxes marked “SAC Book Drive.” Thanks!
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But with this tremendous popularity comes a dark side as well. Virus writers and other cybercriminals go where the numbers are—and
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You’ve likely seen this one before—the dreaded chain letter has returned. It may appear in the form of, "Retweet this and Bill Gates
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By their very nature, social media sites make it easy for us to stay in touch with friends, while reaching out to meet new ones. But how
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                 Tampa Palms North Fitness Schedule
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                 Tampa Palms North Fitness Schedule
Monday Night Yoga                                        Yoga Classes Now Offered At Club
Yoga uses breath and movement to bring about a           These open-level classes will focus on overall
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exercises are the same ones given to his patients        muscles becoming more cantered, balanced and
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and Massage Professionals (ABMP). She is a               at CLUB TAMPA PALMS multi-purpose room.
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Ashington Reserve
It is official, summer has arrived at Ashington Reserve and June is usually considered the start of our rainy season.
Maybe this year it will actually show up. Along with these milestones come changes and the job jars overfloweth.
For example, the quarterly neighborhood board meeting took place Monday, May 10, so there is much to report.

The good news is, your homeowners association is financially healthy. We have been hearing that many other
homeowner associations (not in Tampa Palms) are facing financial difficulty but because of careful management
Ashington Reserve is operating slightly below budget. This is good news but there are currently six homes with
association liens on them and three homes in foreclosure but these are not interfering with the association’s ability
to keep the neighborhood looking good and prosperous by keeping a responsible control of expenses. The
association and the homeowners are doing a superb job in showing pride in their neighborhood.

It was decided at the board meeting that we can discontinue the quarterly newsletter. Communication will be
primarily through articles in this publication, “The Tampa Palms North Owners Association” put out by IKare
Publishing. This is along with the website furnished by Rampart, the bulletin board by the front entry gate and the
occasional special mailings. Your board members are also your neighbors and therefore are easily available for
your input. Let them know if you feel the quarterly newsletter is needed but for the time being communication will
be primarily through this newsletter.

A very special “thank you” and “job well done” to Shelie Bollenbach. She is your neighbor who made up the signs
and with the support of association president, Ed Ciperski along with Rampart Manager Debi Paul made the
May 1 Garage Sale a great success. The event was well attended and it was a great opportunity to show off our
neighborhood and to sell off some treasures while meeting your neighbors. If there is another sale in our future we
will likely see even more neighbors participating in the transfer of unused goods for cash because it is fun and a
great way to visit with our neighbors.

It seems inevitable that every now and then a homeowner with get notification of a violation. It has been decided it
is now the policy that homeowners have 15 days to remedy the violation before the next step is taken. For
example, if a homeowner receives a violation notice regarding the painting of their mailbox post or cleaning the
driveway there will be a 15 day period allowed for remedy. Of course if the violation is dangerous or is a huge
eyesore it may be necessary for the board to react more quickly. It was felt that 15 days is ample time for most
violations to be fixed.

While on the topic of violations, don’t forget that watering schedules are changing. Watering days vary depending
on the street address of the property. To determine your watering day you can go online to visit the Tampa
website: http://www.tampagov.net/dept_Water/information_resources/restrictions/

You will find a lot of good information there but the gist is that watering days are now limited to: addresses ending
in 0 or 1 are to water on Monday, addresses ending in 2 or 3 – Tuesday, those ending in 4 or 5 – Wednesday,
addresses ending in 6 or 7 – Thursday, and addresses ending in 8 or 9, - Friday

One of the side effects of the rains and warm weather is the growth of vegetation and mold between the pavers.
Pavers are a beautiful feature of our homes but they are not maintenance free so it is necessary to keep them
clean. While you are at it you will want to clean the sidewalk.

There have been several sightings of a large bobcat so keep an eye on pets and make sure all children are aware
this is not a nice kitty. He is very impressive but give him plenty of room. It is also a reminder to make sure trash
barrels are sealed or trash is put into sealed plastic bags. If there is food or wonderful smelling empty pizza boxes
in the trash try to wait until the morning of trash pickup day to put the trash out. This will avoid attracting raccoons,
vultures, and other creatures looking for snacks and it will help prevent getting up in the morning to a yard full of
shredded trash. Many of our wildlife neighbors are cute as can be, but they typically are not good visitors.

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Ashington Estates:                               Mayfair
                                                 The Mayfair Safety Fair took place on April 24 in Mayfair. This was a
                                                 great event geared toward "child safety" which was educational,
                                                 fun, interactive for parents and children alike. The event was very
                                                 well attended and got very favorable comments from attendees. We
                                                 as Hillsborough county residents are appreciative and wish to thank
                                                 that the Board of County Commissioners, Hillsborough County
                                                 Children’s Board and FRANK E DUCKWALL FOUNDATION within
                                                 the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. By awarding Mayfair a
                                                 $1,351.94 grant they funded a worthy cause.
Well, Summer is certainly here according         Thank you so much to Christine Hopegood, Brina Cabrera, Karen
to my thermometer. It doesn’t seem like          Fleming, Ginny Ryan, Ann Diller and others for all the hard work
too long ago we were complaining about           they put into making the fair a success. It was well planned,
having to scrap frost off of our car windows     executed, and attended. All three spelled "success". Thank you to
in the morning. Just be careful out there        Paula Chapman for the green carry bags and John and Vicki Casper
and drink plenty of water or better yet stay     and St James Church for keeping us all hydrated with donated
in the air conditioning or the pool.             Zephryhills water. A special thank you to Wanda Sloan the
                                                 Neighborhood Services Program Coordinator for all of her help.
I just wanted to remind everyone that your
gate decal will not last forever. We get         It was a thrill to see how the children enjoyed everything that was
calls that the gate reader is not working        offered - from the Bouncy House and face painting to the excellent
and spend money to have it investigated          demonstration by the police officers and their K-9 pal. The Girl
only to find out the particular decal is 4-5     Scouts had a great opportunity to share their thoughts about safety
years old and worn out. Please check the         by handing out the "bumper stickers" they made and they were able
condition of your decal and call Sentry          to collect used socks for the Happy Socks they will be making for
Management if you need a new one. The            the kittens at the Humane Society. Adults appreciated the wide
sun and car washes cause havoc to the            range of literature available at every table and the opportunity to visit
decals. Please provide your old decal            with neighbors and friends. Grace Callahan said, “We truly enjoyed
number that is being replaced when you           the fair and learned about healthy products that we can consume
call sentry. Each homeowner is allowed a         (with much much less sugar).” Grace also said, “Thanks so very
maximum of 4 decals and a new one will           much for sharing all the great pictures that were taken that day.”
not be issued unless it is replacing an old
decal. Also, most of you may have noticed        In conjunction with the Mayfair Neighborhood
that the decal reader was damaged last           Safety Fair, 14-year-old Emma Hopegood
month. It appears that someone got too           hosted a bake sale to benefit Share Our
close to it and clipped it with a mirror. That   Strength, a non-profit organization that fights
costs almost $500 to repair. I have a            childhood hunger in America
feeling that some ones decal was worn            (www.strength.org). Emma along with
and not working and the homeowner                neighborhood teens Rachel Cloke, Brittney
thought it would work better if they got         Falcon, and a host of other willing bakers
closer?                                          donated a variety of delicious treats. There was traditional bake
                                                 sale fare including peanut butter cookies, chocolate cakes,
We are still trapping pigs and having them       cinnamon rolls, and blueberry muffins, as well as unexpected
removed from the neighborhood. It does           offerings like sour cream pound cake, whole wheat bread made
                           look like they        from home ground wheat, caramel corn, and dark chocolate
                           have slowed           fudge. Share Our Strength will receive 100% of the total $288.00
                           down quite a bit.     raised through the sale of baked goods at the Safety Fair and
                           Please report any     $60.00 in online donations. Thank you to all who baked, purchased,
                           sightings or          and supported such a great cause! It wasn't hard to tell that
                           damage to Sentry      everyone loved the bake sale with all its deliciousness!
                           Management so
                           we can keep tabs      Board President Ginny Ryan said, “It would be hard to say what was
                           on the situation.     the best thing about the fair because everything, including the
                                                 weather, was just perfect and enjoyed by all!”
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Windsor                                                     Online Payments Now Available
May saw a number of improvements to Windsor. The            Paying your association payment is even easier! You can
entrance roads to our neighborhood were sealed, and the     now make your payment online using a U.S.
rest of the roads should be completed by mid-June. New      MasterCard®, MasterCard® Debit Card or a Discover®
landscaping is being installed to further freshen up the    in addition to mailing your payment or enrolling in
entrance area. You can do your bit by trimming the oaks     Association Pay, an automatic payment from your
that line the streets to 8-10’. Remember, if you are        checking or saving account from any U.S. bank.
upgrading your landscaping, painting your house, or
making any improvements to the appearance of your           How do I pay my association payment online?
home, be sure to apply to the ADMC for review prior to      You can pay your association payment online through
beginning the work. Applications are available from Mike    Colonial Bank’s Web site at www.colonialbank.com.
Kahn or at the CTP office.                                  From the mail page click the following links:
                                                                    1. Business Services
By the time you read this column, many of you will have             2. Association Services
enjoyed our neighborhood social. A big thanks to                    3. Homeowners
Maureen Meyering for organizing this event at Club                  4. Online Payments
Tampa Palms.
                                                            What information do I need to make my payment
School will soon                                            online?
be out and more                                             You need to provide your Bill Pay Account Number and
children will be                                            your Unit Serial Number. Please refer to your existing
playing outside,                                            coupon or statement for the required information.
so be extra                                                 Is there a fee for making my association payment on
cautious while                                              line?
driving through                                             A nonrefundable convenience fee of 3 percent of the
the neighborhood.                                           transaction amount is charged by the bank for processing
Children should                                             your payment online. The association or management
remember to wear                                            company will not receive credit for the fee.
helmets (as
required by                                                 What type of receipt will I get?
Florida law) when                                           When you submit your payment online, a receipt page
riding their                                                appears confirming your transaction. Print this screen for
bicycles, even                                              your records.
close to home.
                                                            When is my payment applied?
                                                            All payments are processed within two business days.
                                                            Payments initiated before 2 p.m. ET are processed the
      http://twitter.com/TPNOA                              next business day. Payments initiated after 2 p.m. ET are
                                                            processed in two business days.

                                                            For information about making payments online, call
                                                            Colonial Bank Association Services at (727) 549-1202 or
                                                            toll free (888) 722-6669.

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 PAGE 20                                                    TPNOA                                            JUNE 2010

                                                 Flag Etiquette
                                          STANDARDS of RESPECT
The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains
specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:
• The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
• The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration
in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be
on the top.
• The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise
impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after
temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard
• The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the
uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
• The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing
of any kind.
• The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting
hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.
The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a
dignified manner.

Note: Most American Legion Posts regularly conduct a dignified flag burning ceremony, often on Flag Day, June 14th.
Many Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Girl Scout Troops retire flags regularly as well. Contact your local
American Legion Hall or Scout Troop to inquire about the availability of this service.

                                                 Displaying the Flag Outdoors
When the flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a window, balcony, or a building, the union should be at the peak
of the staff unless the flag is at half staff.
When it is displayed from the same flagpole with another flag - of a state, community, society or Scout unit - the flag of
the United States must always be at the top except that the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church
services for Navy personnel when conducted by a Naval chaplain on a ship at sea.
When the flag is displayed over a street, it should be hung vertically, with the union to the north or east. If the flag is
suspended over a sidewalk, the flag's union should be farthest from the building.
When flown with flags of states, communities, or societies on separate flag poles which are of the same height and in a
straight line, the flag of the United States is always placed in the position of honor - to its own right.
• The other flags may be smaller but none may be larger.
• No other flag ever should be placed above it.
• The flag of the United States is always the first flag raised and the last to be lowered.
When flown with the national banner of other countries, each flag must be displayed from a separate pole of the same
height. Each flag should be the same size. They should be raised and lowered simultaneously. The flag of one nation
may not be displayed above that of another nation.

                                             Raising and Lowering the Flag
The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. Ordinarily it should be displayed only between
sunrise and sunset. It should be illuminated if displayed at night.

The flag of the United States of America is saluted as it is hoisted and lowered. The salute is held until the flag is
unsnapped from the halyard or through the last note of music, whichever is the longest.

                                                       The Flag in Mourning
To place the flag at half staff, hoist it to the peak for an instant and lower it to a position half way between the top and
bottom of the staff. The flag is to be raised again to the peak for a moment before it is lowered. On Memorial Day the flag
is displayed at half staff until noon and at full staff from noon to sunset.
              Important Phone Numbers

Police Emergency…………………………………. 9-1-1

Fire/Medical Emergency…………………………..9-1-1

Police Non Emergency Dispatch……………231-6130

Crime Stoppers Tips….(Reward given if Tip leads to
arrest)        1-800-873-TIPS or 1-800-873-8478

Code Enforcement……………………………274-5545

Animal Control…………………………………744-5660

Solid Waste ……………………………………348-1112

Crisis Center……………………………………….. 2-1-1
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Hotline for vulnerable Adults                                                 see your
and Children………………………….1-800-96-ABUSE

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Flooding: How to Protect Your                           County Kicks Off Unique Coastal Storm
Family and Finances                                            Surge Awareness Effort
In many areas, flooding is the most common and      County Commissioner Chairman Ken Hagan joined members of the
costly natural disaster, and it can happen here.    community-wide Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group, residents and
Just one inch of water in your home or office can   County staff today at Williams Park in Riverview to unveil the first of the
                                                    County’s new coastal storm surge signs. The project is an effort by the
cost thousands of dollars in cleanup and
                                                    County to help residents understand the danger of coastal storm surge
replacement costs, including drywall,               from a hurricane. This public awareness project, which has been in the
baseboards, floor coverings and furniture.          works since 2002, is among the few and largest of its kind in Florida.
You may think you’re covered, but many
                                                    Here are some startling facts to consider about coastal storm surge:
homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover
flooding.                                           •   The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the
                                                    storm surge, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Here are several reasons to talk to an insurance
agent now about flood insurance.                    •   Storm surge is water that is pushed toward the shore by the force of
• There is usually a 30-day waiting period          the winds swirling around a storm. This advancing surge can combine with
                                                    normal tides to increase the water height as the storm approaches shore.
   before coverage begins.
• Coverage is relatively inexpensive.               •   All five of the County’s evacuation zones are vulnerable to storm
• Renters can buy flood insurance for personal      surge. Storm surge is the primary reason why evacuation zones are
                                                    identified and residents are told to evacuate those areas, before an
   belongings or business inventory.                approaching storm.
• Basement coverage includes cleanup
   expense and repair or replacement of items       •    Coastal storm surge in some areas of Hillsborough County could be 13
                                                    to 17 feet above the ground in a major hurricane. This much water could
   such as furnaces, water heaters, washers,        completely cover an average one-story house. In some parts of
   dryers, air conditioners, freezers and pumps.    Hillsborough County, the coastal storm surge area continues three miles
• You do not have to repay flood insurance          inland, especially near rivers or canals.
   benefits as you do with disaster-related         To demonstrate what this really means, Hillsborough County is placing 30
   assistance loans.                                of these storm surge signs in prominent locations in unincorporated county
• You can receive payments for flood-related        that have been identified as having major storm surge risk. The signs are
   losses even if no disaster was declared.         posted 13 feet above the ground to show how high the water could rise.
                                                    The signs are located in the southern part of the county from Ruskin to
Learn more about flood insurance at                 Progress Village and in the northwest part of the county from Odessa to
www.floodsmart.gov.                                 Town ‘N Country.
There are things you can do to prepare your         The signs also include the County’s disaster preparedness message of
home and family now for flash floods:               “Have A Plan – Know Your Plan” and the Hillsborough Information Line
• Make a family emergency plan. Emergency           phone number for residents to get additional information.
   preparedness is everyone’s responsibility.       The sign project was approved by the County Commission in December
   Write down your plan. Decide ahead of time       2007 and is funded by the Department of Homeland Security grant for
   where you will go if you have to leave and       emergency management public education and outreach, through the
   where family members will meet up. Identify      County’s Emergency Management Department.
   an out-of-town emergency contact.                This project was a joint effort among the Hazard Mitigation Section of the
• Get supplies for an emergency kit. Start          Planning & Growth Management Department, the County's Emergency
   with three days’ water and three days’           Management Office, other county agencies, and the Local Mitigation
   packaged and canned food. Add a battery-         Strategy Working Group.
   powered radio and extra batteries. Store in      The inspiration for the project came from a hurricane surge sign that was
   waterproof containers with wheels or that you    posted for many years at the corner of Gibsonton Drive and U.S. Highway
   can lift so you can take them with you. For      41 by the private group, Concerned Citizens of Gibsonton. A
                                                    representative of the group assisted the County with this countywide
   details about preparing an emergency kit,
   visit www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/
   floods.html                                      For more information on the Storm Surge Sign project, visit the County’s
                                                    website at: www.hilsboroughcounty.org and click on the “Storm Surge
• Stay informed about what could happen.            Sign” link. On that site, you can see an example of the sign, the locations
   During storm season, listen to local media for   of the signs, frequently asked questions and helpful links to other
   up-to-date reports on weather watches and        emergency preparedness websites.
   warnings. Keep a battery-powered portable        You also can call the Hillsborough Information Line at (813) 272-6900 for
   radio—with a NOAA weather band—handy in          information on emergency preparedness and the storm surge sign project.
   case the power goes out. Choose one.             For information on the County’s hazard mitigation efforts or the Local
                                                    Mitigation Strategy Working Group, call the County’s Hazard Mitigation
Learn more about preparedness at
                                                    section at (813) 276-8245. For information on flood maps, call (813) 307-
www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/floods.html.       4441.
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