So long, farewell, Hurricane Season!

Saying ‘Goodbye’ can sometimes be sad and heartbreaking, but when it comes to the end of Hurricane Season (June 1 – November 30) we definitely can’t say that we’re sorry to see it go. In fact, we’d like to wish it a good riddance and ask that it never return…but we know that won’t happen, which is why we remain ready for disasters year-round (and want you to remain prepared as well). After all, hurricanes can still occur in the off-season and as we approach colder weather many states face the challenges of winter storms.

Although we were fortunate to not be hit here in Florida this year, our friends to to north weren’t as lucky when Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee came barreling towards the East Coast. But in true Red Cross neighbor-helping-neighbor fashion, almost 100 local volunteers from our Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast Region left the comfort of their homes to go help those in need during the aftermath of the storms.

And truly, that is what we are all about here at the Red Cross: responding to where the need is greatest, whether it’s down the street or across the country or around the world. If you’d like to see highlights of the 2011 hurricane season, tune in to a video on the NOAA website.

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