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Emergency preparedness officials vigilant with storms even if residents are not

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Monday begins the 2015 hurricane season, but its unlikely that many residents will give it a second thought. After all, it’s been more than 10 years since there’s been any major hurricane activity in Osceola County. But thankfully, our emergency preparedness officials continue to be vigilant and have their eyes fixed on the skies. They are our frontline when it comes to warning us about the fearsome storms. To keep

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    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm

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    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:36 pm

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    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm

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