Latest Issue: June 2018

Storm Prep Time

Storm Prep Time

June 01 2018

The one advantage people have in the face of an approaching hurricane is there is usually plenty of time to prepare before the storm hits. Technology has advanced to the point where meteorologists can identify storms early over the warm tropical Atlantic, even before it becomes a tropical depression, then a tropical storm. Once a cyclone’s winds hit 74 mph, it’s a hurricane.

Now is the time to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season. Below are a few tips from the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready campaign about what to expect when a hurricane is expected:

36 Hours from Impact
Check your emergency supplies and review your evacuation plan. Stay tuned to your local news and national weather reports. Pay attention to watches and warnings issued for your area and get your cars ready to leave.

18 to 36 Hours from Impact
High winds are on the way. Bring in lightweight objects and start preparing your property with storm shutters or boarding windows. Your local home improvement store can help you choose the right materials if you don’t have shutters. If you’re prone to flooding, take proper precautions. Always listen to local officials and if they tell you to evacuate, leave.

6 to 8 Hours from Impact
If you’re under an evacuation order, you should have left by now. If you’re choosing to hunker down, preparations to protect life and property should be completed. Make sure your phone has a full charge and don’t expect emergency services to respond during the storm, so make sure you have a first-aid kit handy and that friends and family know where you are.

Less than 6 Hours from Impact
While you still have power and water, fill containers for well more than you think you need. Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the lowest settings and avoid opening them to keep your food cold. A well-insulated fridge will keep food cold for about 48 hours if you keep the door shut.

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Community Calendar

Enchanted Fairy Doors

Jun 30 2018

Ends in about 1 month

It’s the great fairy migration happening at beautiful Leu Gardens this summer! Explore the 50‐acre gardens to find where the fairies live. This whimsical exhibit will feature fifteen one‐of‐a‐kind fairy doors which will inspire your child’s imaginative world of mythical forests and secret gardens. All you have to do is find these beautiful doors and let your child’s creativity do the rest. The Enchanted Fairy Doors Exhibit is included in the daytime garden admission: $10 adult, $5 child (ages 4 – 17 years). Leu Gardens’ Members and all children 3 years of age receive free admission. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 North Forest Avenue. Visit or call 407.246.2620 moreinformation.

Boone Class of 1968 50th Reunion

Oct 05 2018

Ends in about 2 months

Friday (10/5) gathering at Friendly Confines (4:30 to ?) Saturday (10/6) Dinner/Dancing DoubleTree by Hilton, (6 to 11 PM) HW 436, OIA Cost: $65.00/person. Checks/Money Orders Payable to Boone Class 1968 Reunion Mail to: 1118 Campbell Street Orlando, Florida 32806, Payments must be received by (9/1/18) No tickets will be sold at the door. Call 407-859-5861 for further information or Wendy Reitzel at