MyHurricaneCenter.com Launched Just in Time for 2005 Hurricane Season

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The site includes resources and tools for everyone who lives in a hurricane prone area -- from the northeastern Atlantic coast to the Gulf of Mexico. My Hurricane Center brings together information, tips, tools, and resources to help families and businesses prepare for a hurricane.

Last year the state of Florida was ravaged by several hurricanes in a row -- Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Ivan, and Hurricane Jeanne. Thousands of families and businesses were impacted by these storms and most were ill prepared for the situation they faced. That's how My Hurricane Center – http://www.myhurricanecenter.com - was born. It includes resources and tools for everyone who lives in a hurricane prone area -- from the northeastern Atlantic coast to the Gulf of Mexico. My Hurricane Center brings together information, tips, tools, and resources to help families and businesses prepare for a hurricane.

"When four hurricanes in a row ravaged the state of Florida in 2004, it was a pretty scary and nerve-wracking ordeal. Was the next hurricane coming, or not? People in Florida spent weeks on pins and needles," says Denise O'Berry, founder of the website. "My family was very lucky to escape harm and only suffered the inconvenience of a week without electricity during one hurricane and only a day or so during the others. We had very little damage in our area, but I still found it difficult to locate the resources I needed quickly. I can't imagine how tough it was for the people who suffered great losses."

With a focus on preparation, My Hurricane Center provides information, tips, tools, and resources to help any family or business get ready for the hurricane season. The website is divided into seven main categories.

1. Tips From The Trenches -- The best teacher is experience and our readers have a lot of it. This section compiles tips they felt would be most helpful in the event of a hurricane. Any visitor can submit a tip to the website by simply filling out the online form.

2. Protect Your Family – Information and resources that helps families with creating their disaster supply kit, reviewing insurance, first aid tips, and communication choices.

3. Protect Your Home – Tips on what to do to secure the home, both during the calm and right before a hurricane hits. Things many people don’t think of doing to protect one of their most precious assets.

4. Protect Your Business – What to do to make sure the business survives a disaster. Critical actions for small business and home-based businesses to take.

5. Protect Your Pet – Pets are part of many families. This section includes a pet disaster plan checklist and a resource for getting pet supplies.

6. Hurricane Quick Tips – Short, helpful tips that most people don’t think of until it’s too late.

7. Hurricane Help Documents – Downloadable documents from government and non-profit resources to help families and businesses prepare for the hurricane.

Media Contact:

Denise O'Berry

The Small Business Edge Corp.

Phone: 813.671.5996

Email: denise@whatspossible.com

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