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More Floridians preparing for a hurricane

More Floridians preparing for a hurricane

first_img Hurricane Storm Evacuation Route Sign You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSAAAFloodHurricane Previous article5 Reasons to Stay Hydrated This SummerNext articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment!center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply AAA study finds 17 percent more are making advanced preparationsLast year’s active hurricane season, most notably Hurricane Matthew, is causing an increase in the number of Floridians making advanced preparations for hurricane season. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey™, three in four (77%) residents are making advanced preparations for hurricane season – a 17 percent increase over last year.Hurricane SeasonHurricane season officially begins June 1st, but we have already seen one named storm. Officials predict this will be an active year. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) hurricane forecast predicts:Named Storms: 11 – 17Hurricanes: 5 – 9Major Hurricanes (category 3 or higher): 2 – 4Based on AAA findings, if a named storm were to cause evacuation warnings, one- fifth (18%) of Floridians would not leave their homes. However, of those who would evacuate, more than half (58%) say they would only leave for a category three hurricane or greater.“While it’s sad it took a devastating storm like Hurricane Matthew to wake residents up, it’s encouraging to see more people planning ahead,” said Doug Iannarelli, Regional Director, AAA Insurance. “Now is the time to begin making preparations for hurricane season. Part of that preparation includes having a storm kit, evacuation plan, and proper insurance coverage, which includes flood insurance. Every home is in a flood zone, whether you live near the coast or not.”Flood Disaster FactsFloods are the number one disaster in the United States. Homes in low-risk zones account for nearly 20 percent of flood claims every year. Just two inches of water in a 2,000 square foot home, can cause as much as $21,000 or more in damage. However, nearly two in three (67%) Floridians do not have flood insurance, which is separate from homeowners insurance. A ‘preferred risk’ flood insurance policy costing less than a dollar a day will cover $100,000 in structural damage and $40,000 for damage to contents inside the home.View AAA Flood Facts“The majority of residents in Florida do not know there is normally a 30-day waiting period for a new flood policy to take effect,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “If you wait until a storm is named and heading your direction, you will be too late. Now is a great time to check with your insurance agent to ensure you are covered before the busy storm season begins.”Check the flood risk in your neighborhoodAAA’s Hurricane Preparation TipsSecure Your Home – Inspect your home for minor repairs needed to roof, windows, downspouts, etc. Trim trees or bushes that could cause damage to your home in case of high winds.Make a Plan – Develop a Family Emergency Plan to include ways to contact each other, alternative meeting locations, and an out-of-town contact person. Identify a safe room or safest areas in your home. Research your evacuation route. Be sure and include plans for your pets.Take Inventory – Update your home inventory by walking through your home with a video camera or smart phone. Keep a record of large purchases including the cost of the item, when purchased and model and serial numbers as available.Stock Emergency Supplies – Plan for a week’s worth of non-perishable food and water. Be sure and have flashlights, extra batteries, battery-powered radio, medications, first aid kit, blankets, toiletries, diapers, etc. You may also want to prepare a portable kit and keep in your car should you evacuate.Protect Your Property – Review your homeowners’ insurance with your insurance agent to determine if you have adequate protection. Discuss your deductibles. Be aware that flood insurance in not typically covered under your homeowners’ policy. Flooding to your automobile is available under the Physical Damage coverage. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Aug. 21

Mayor’s Message: Aug. 21

first_imgDear Friends,With our local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6650 closed due to COVID-19 and with all fundraising activities currently suspended, the post members need some help. Their home at 1501 Bay Avenue is in disrepair and needs a new roof immediately.Under the leadership of Mike Morrissey, the VFW has always been there for Ocean City.With so many people out of work and sheltering in place this spring, VFW members donated more than 2,000 meals to Ocean City residents in need and provided hundreds of meals for first responders and frontline medical personnel.In addition to running a variety of events and programs for veterans throughout the year, the post sponsors and supports the Boy Scouts, Ocean City Little League, the Sunshine Foundation, Ocean City Historical Society, Ocean City Theatre Company, local scholarships and more.I’m asking you to return the favors and to support our veterans by making a donation in any amount. Please visit this GoFundMe page  to learn more.Our beach replenishment project is making good progress. The new beaches are wide and clean, and they will offer vital protection against coming storms.Work is approaching the Flanders Hotel at 11th Street and should reach the southern end of the project area at 13th Street over the next few days. The pipeline will then be removed and work will flip to the northernmost beaches in Ocean City with a projected completion date of Sept. 4.I’m sad to report on the passing of two historians who loved Ocean City, Dan Murray and Doug Longenecker. Both were past members of our Ocean City Historical Museum Board of Trustees.Dan was a lifelong Ocean City resident who was closely involved in the creation of the Ocean City Community Center and the restoration of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, in addition to being a past president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors. Doug was another long-time Ocean City resident with wealth of knowledge not only of Ocean City history but of all of the South Jersey’s past.I hope you all will join Michele and me in extending deepest condolences to the families and many friends of Dan and Doug.I also want to extend condolences to former Police Chief Chad Callahan, who lost his father, Joseph Callahan, this week. Joseph was a veteran and, like his son, had a career in law enforcement.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Harvard Shorts Film Festival seeks film submissions

Harvard Shorts Film Festival seeks film submissions

first_imgHarvard’s Division of Humanities, with additional support from the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities, and Apple Inc., have announced a University-wide competition of three-minute short films about scholarly research and teaching.Submissions are open to all current students, both graduate and undergraduate, faculty, and staff of Harvard University. The deadline is Feb. 4.Prizes will be awarded in two categories, and the nominees for most outstanding submissions will be featured in a movie festival in March. Winners will be announced at the festival, and the winning shorts and other works may be featured on the websites of the Division of Humanities, the University libraries, Departments, and other relevant academic programs.For more information, visit the festival website.last_img read more

Freshman Endyia Rogers is excelling on the hardwood — just as expected

Freshman Endyia Rogers is excelling on the hardwood — just as expected

first_imgFortunately for the Trojans, it appears they’ve found the perfect player to lead them for those three and a half years.  Zihlman recalled one of his first interactions with Rogers when she was in eighth grade on a visit to Bishop Lynch High School and wanted to go one-on-one with a member of the junior varsity team at the time.  “I think, honestly, for her, this was the full package,” Hughes said. “You’re not sacrificing academics. You’re not sacrificing city. You’re not sacrificing conference because we have the best conference in the country. And then the ability to come in as a freshman knowing there was availability, not anything promised, but an availability for her to play. And clearly she’s come out there and she’s earned her spot.”  Given her father’s dedication to helping her improve as an athlete, Rogers is no stranger to hard work. “First of all, I hope to get a degree,” said Rogers, who majors microbiology and hoping to pursue a career in plastic surgery. “I hope to come out a great young woman and just learn a lot about life.”  “The relationship with Endyia was one I had to work hard on and work with,” Hughes said. “She’s not a kid that opens up really easily.” “She’s definitely the best player we’ve ever had,” Zihlman said. “We love what she does.” The dreaded Rogers summer workout routine included pushing tractor tires and running full-court sprints for conditioning along with skill workouts for technical refinement. “I want the best for her academically, her experience here at USC and of course athletically out on the floor,” Hughes said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better kid to come here and help with a rising program. She’s been awesome.” Along with her scoring contributions, Rogers racked up a career-high nine assists in the overtime win against Washington. In the same game, Rogers scored 24 of her career-high 29 points in the final 25 minutes of the contest, taking control of the game with her scoring and passing vision. “You have to figure stuff out on your own,” Rogers said. “I was struggling for a bit after I realized that I still need to work out and stop being lazy.”  “She’s just a competitor and she’s gonna put the ball in the hoop,” freshman teammate Alissa Pili said of Rogers. “She could play with all these top players in the country … She just makes it look effortless sometimes.” “I got to the point where [she] and I were talking daily,” Hughes said of recruiting Rogers. “When you get a kid like that, that comes from the family that she does, it truly connects.”  Freshman guard Endyia Rogers has scored 319 points this season for an average of 12.8 points per game over 25 games played. (Photo: Ling Luo, Design: Kevin Yin | Daily Trojan) “She was putting in almost a four-hour workout sometimes,” Zihlman said. “Not every day, but a lot of those during the [summer] season.”  When Rogers announced her final five schools in July prior to her senior year of high school, there was no immediate trend among her preferred schools. “She’s really smart, she works, she studies,” Zihlman said. “We’d be on the bus and she’s studying by herself or with other kids.”  Coming from an athletically gifted and basketball-driven family, Rogers has been refining her skills from the earliest days of her childhood. Dating back to years of backyard basketball games with her brother and grueling summer training sessions with her father, Jerome, the court has always been Rogers’ playground. As she continues to progress and grow within her role on Trakh’s young team, Rogers and those around her have high expectations for her development as a student and player.  As for her long term USC goals, Rogers aspirations go beyond qualifying for and making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament or even winning a national championship.  Zihlman allowed the match to commence, and to the surprise of everyone except Endyia, she won. From that moment on, Zihlman knew he had a special player on his hands.  A player of immense athletic skill and exceptional maturity, Rogers was always going to be one of USC’s most sought after recruits for Trakh’s most recent recruiting class.  Upon hearing the news of Rogers’ difficulties in class, her mother Brandy confiscated her phone immediately, demanding Rogers improve her grade if she wanted said phone back. Judging from her final grades, Rogers took it to heart. Both Rogers and Andy Zihlman, who was Rogers’ head coach at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, Texas, cited specific memories of Rogers’ father, who played college basketball at North Texas, and the demanding summer workouts he put Rogers and her brother through. Her teammates have noticed her growth, speaking highly of Rogers’ contributions despite having such a short adjustment period.  When weighing USC over other prestigious programs she received offers from, Rogers stressed the importance of what USC brings off the court as well as on it. center_img “I really never wanted to work out with [Jerome] because the workouts were hard, tiring,” Rogers said. “Four laps around the track. Ten sprints across the field … agility work. Then go into the weight room and have us jump over a bench 100 times. Then go up to the gym and do our workout.” “Endyia perceives herself as royalty,” Hughes said jokingly when asked about a tweet she posted referring to Rogers as #PrincessinLA. “I gave her the nickname Princess Endyia throughout the recruiting process, and it’s kind of stuck. She expects me to call her that and I joke around with her.”  “I was proud when I finally started stepping up a bit when we played the Washington [teams] that weekend. I felt my team rallied in behind me,” Rogers said. “That Freshman of the Week was a big accomplishment.”  Upon first interaction, Rogers appears more introverted than her nickname would suggest. She has spent much of her first year at USC adjusting to life on her own, away from her family and friends in Texas.   “I wanted something different,” she said. “I didn’t want to stay home. I thought that I could make an impact on the program here as a freshman. I had a great relationship with the coaches.”  This kind of “no-nonsense” attitude instilled into Rogers by her parents has transitioned well into her collegiate life, as Zihlman noted he’s heard encouraging things regarding Rogers’ academic and athletic performance so far at USC from head coach Mark Trakh.  Rogers’ athletic success was well-documented throughout her career at Bishop Lynch, but many aren’t aware of the level of academic excellence demanded by Rogers’ parents and maintained by Rogers herself throughout her high school career. She maintained a 4.0 grade point average in four years at a well-respected private prep school,  and her academic achievements didn’t come without hardship.  Hughes, who has been in contact with Rogers and her family since essentially the beginning of her recruitment, noted the freshman guard can be tough to read given her occasional reluctance to express herself. USC’s staff is hoping it can get Rogers more comfortable with media attention as she continues to settle into student-athlete life at USC.  For Rogers, the most difficult part of her transition aside from being away from her family was the responsibility that comes with independence.  Ranked in the top 40 of her recruiting class and earning the label of “five-star” recruit, Rogers didn’t surprise anyone when she scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in her college debut Nov. 5, as she’s proven she’s no stranger to the big stage.  What Rogers misses most about home is “the food” she said half-jokingly. Hughes noted one of the most difficult parts of recruiting Rogers to USC was getting her family’s approval and assuring them their “princess” would be taken care of in her transition from Texas to Southern California. USC women’s basketball associate head coach Aarika Hughes knew recruiting Endyia Rogers was going to be difficult from the get-go. In high school, Rogers scored 39 points in a state semifinal, only to top the aforementioned performance with a 40-point outing in the championship game. Rogers’ breakout week earned USC two wins — which would have been three if not for a triple-overtime loss on the road against Arizona State — and ultimately led to her being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, the first individual honor of Rogers’ short collegiate career.  The 2018-19 Gatorade Texas Girls Basketball Player of the Year, the tournament MVP of her state champion team and a member of the state all-academic team, Rogers is one of the most accomplished players to come out of the state of Texas in recent years — both on and off the basketball court. Her confidence has risen as her widespread recognition has increased, but much of Rogers’ self-assurance comes from the trust she has in her abilities, a trait that has stuck with her from a young age. Rogers made her presence known in a three-game stretch in late January in which she averaged 26.7 points per game against a conference gauntlet featuring home games against Washington and Washington State along with a trip to Tempe, Ariz. to face Arizona State. Ling Luo | Daily Trojan Endyia Rogers is second on the team in points scored and assists. In fact, Rogers’ final five schools included Ohio State, Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi State. Hughes knew selling Rogers and her family on USC would require more than just a pitch about athletics. Likewise, her coaches, both past and present, agree that she has an incredible opportunity at hand as a student-athlete at USC. “When she goes back to [Bishop Lynch] school, she’s like a superstar,” Zihlman said. “I’m excited to see what she’s going to do the next three and a half years at USC.”  Now that she’s had time to properly settle into life as a Trojan and get over the initial homesickness of leaving her native Dallas and most of her family, Rogers has begun to shine like many knew she would.  Zihlman remembered a specific anecdote from before a game in Rogers’ underclassman years in which her pre-calculus teacher showed up prior to the game to speak to Rogers regarding her performance in class. last_img read more