Hurricane Season is Here!

We’re all aware of the potential damage this hurricane season has imposed on Texas.   And, now Florida is bracing for a major storm.  Though we are not in a coastal area we’re well aware of what a hurricane can do inland.  Let’s hope we are hurricane free again this year in Olive; but, to…

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Safe Portable Generator Operation

Winter finally found us and this weekend is to be brutally cold.  In case of power outages the following is a reminder as to the safe operation of portable generators.  Stay warm! Sylvia   If you are operating a portable generator please be aware of the hazards associated with their operation.   Please be reminded…

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Emergency Notice for Town Residents

Over the weekend of October 3rd & 4th the Town of Olive Police Department will be distributing an Emergency Notice to Town Residents to those who reside in flood prone areas.  While the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center is now showing a more easterly track of Hurricane Joaquin this doesn’t mean that our area won’t…

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Prepare for Heavy Rains & Potential Flooding

The weather forecast for the next several days doesn’t sound promising. We could use the rain but not as much as they are predicting. I’m sure most of you are well-seasoned in these events; but, a few reminders to those in flood prone areas can never hurt. Be sure to have plenty of food and…

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Prevent Property Damage from Snow & Ice Melt

It was March of 1980 when heavy rain on top of snow pack created major flooding in the Town of Olive.  Since the current conditions are consistent with those of 1980 there are a few reminders from the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) that urge property owners to evaluate their flood risks as…

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Another Excellent Article on Preparedness and Emergencies

*It is the author’s intent that the following information be used in combination with the reader’s own personal knowledge, discernment and continued research. The following information is intended to provide a general reference for the community.* We are accustomed to a standard of living that could not be imagined by our great grandparents, only a…

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