We are very please to announce that the NOAA has updated the hurricane page to the remnants of Erika meaning this is no longer a hurricane or tropical storm. It will just be a wet Sunday in Miami, Florida.

Those of us that live in south Florida are preparing for Tropical Storm Erika. We hope that the storm remains a Tropical Storm and does not strengthen to a hurricane. The latest path of the storm from the NOAA is as follows:

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Late Sunday evening is when the eye of the storm will be closest to Miami. Depending on the temperature of the water and the path the storm takes, there is a possibility that it could turn into a hurricane. Even if the storm weakens it will still bring dangerous conditions for all in the Miami area. Here are a few things you should know:

Develop and document plans for your specific risks.

Below is information related to electricity, cable, Internet and home phones.

  • Local power must be restored to your home to power your cable box and modem before your Video, Internet and Voice services can begin working again.
  • Only after any damaged power lines are repaired in your area can Comcast technicians obtain access to repair any damage the storm might have caused to our equipment.
  • After the storm, our broadband network will automatically alert us to the areas affected by a system outage.
  • It is possible that during storm recovery, not all services will be restored at the same time and there are times when you will need to report service interruptions.
  • Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged to help you keep in touch with loved ones and to assist with reaching us if needed.
  • Be prepared and have an emergency plan in place. If you don’t have a plan, or don’t know how to make one, click here to learn more.

If you are a dentist or orthodontist this is valuable information you will need as it relates to disaster grants:

A disaster is defined as a “sudden occurrence that inflicts widespread catastrophic damage to a large geographic area and/or that generally affects a large number of individuals.” Disasters can be either natural or caused by human conduct. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to: civil disorders (excluding acts of war), explosions, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, tidal waves, forest fires and hurricanes.

Criteria for determining eligibility of disaster grants are listed below. Any application for a disaster grant that does not meet all of these criteria will be denied.

As a result of the disaster, the applicant must show that he or she suffered property damages.

A disaster must be declared by a governmental agency, or be determined by the FDAF Board in accordance with the definition provided above.

We hope you stay safe throughout the weekend and the entire storm.

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