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And, one of the things you should be doing on a regular basis is cleaning that catch basin near your home.
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And, even if you have done it already, CLEAN THAT CATCH BASIN near your home. It gets re-clogged after every rain event. The pumps can’t pump what they can’t get.
In the midst of hurricane preparations it’s easy to forget the simple stuff. If your trash pickup days are Monday and Thursday, don’t forget to put out the can.
If the hurricane arrives, it might be a while before trash pickup resumes.
With any calamity anywhere there are always opportunists. Bring in anything that could be transformed into a missle or be of value to an opportunist.