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The Villages
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Looming storm reminds us we need to be prepared

The approach of Idalia and the fact that the heavy hurricane activity of September is right around the corner serve as a reminder that preparation is key during hurricane season.

Here are a few steps to remember:

• Know and understand the hurricane hazards.

• Update your hurricane kit and make sure you are well equipped with batteries and a weather radio.

• Make plans such as where to go in case of an emergency and precautions for any pets and animals.

• Make sure you have enough food and water to last you seven to 14 days. Don’t forget your pets.

• Review your homeowner and business coverage with your insurance provider. Find out what is covered and not covered before you file a claim.

• Strengthen your home such as protecting windows, garages and doors.

• Help your neighbors, especially for those that need extra assistance.

Get out of the water and show your ID

A Village of Pinellas resident, in a Letter to the Editor says swimmers need to get out of the pools and show an ID.

Still the savior of the country

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Piedmont resident contends that former President Trump is still this country’s best hope.

A great way to shut down the trolls

A Village of Hemingway resident enthusiastically supports a plan to shut down the trolls. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Checking IDs at the swimming pools

A Village of Orange Blossom Gardens resident offers some observations about the checking IDs of at the swimming pools. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Open your wallets for Trump’s retirement fund

A Village of Summerhill resident offers some cynicism about an upcoming pro-Trump event in The Villages.