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Q: What is the Great Hurricane Blowout?
A: The Great Hurricane Blowout is a first-of-its-kind hurricane preparedness campaign designed to help families prepare in advance for hurricane season.

Q: Who created the Great Hurricane Blowout?
A: The Great Hurricane Blowout is presented by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®) based in Tallahassee, FL. FLASH is the country’s leading nonprofit, consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. FLASH collaborates with more than 100 innovative and diverse partners that share its vision of making America a more disaster-resistant nation.

Q: Why should I get ready for hurricane season before anything happens?
A: When a storm is looming, imagine how relieved you will feel knowing your family has a plan, an emergency kit and a home prepared in advance to face whatever Mother Nature blows your way. Advanced preparation means no last minute trips to crowded stores, being sure that your family knows exactly what to do if a hurricane watch or warning goes into effect, and the confidence that you can take care of your family’s needs for at least 72 hours after a hurricane passes.

Q: How can families and individuals join the Great Hurricane Blowout?
A: Follow the preparedness steps provided in the Great Hurricane Blowout to ensure your family is prepared for hurricane season. Also, be sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for access to an ongoing hurricane preparedness conversation and weekly contests with fantastic prizes including a Kohler automatic standby generator.

Q: Can I participate if I’m not on Facebook?
A: There are a number of ways families can participate in the Great Hurricane Blowout, even if they aren’t on Facebook. All Blowout resources including family planning tools, games and tips can be accessed through the Blowout website.

Q: I am a local or state official. How can I bring the the Great Hurricane Blowout to my community?
A: First, link to www.greathurricaneblowout.org from your community’s website. Next, visit the Outreach Toolkit for a host of resources you can use to promote the Blowout where you live. Email us at info@greathurricaneblowout.org or call us toll-free (877) 221-SAFE. We are here and ready to help you get started.

Q: I’m hosting a community event. How can I get hurricane preparedness resources from FLASH?
A: FLASH has a number of resources available for community events. Visit www.flash.org for a list of all of our resources. Email us at info@greathurricaneblowout.org and we’ll make certain to get you the materials you need for your event.

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