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August 28th, 2015 | Leave a comment by   in Children's Health, Health News Roundup, Nutrition & Fitness, Wellness & Prevention

Storm Watch and Preparation Plans; Nearly 1 in 5 Children and Teens Are Obese

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With all eyes on Tropical Storm Erika and other storm forecasts, here’s a timely reminder from national weather experts: The peak of hurricane season takes place August through October, based on historical storm data. Largest Storms in the U.S. “All 10 of the costliest hurricanes on record in the U.S. have occurred from August through October," Weather.com reports. Here’s a partial list: • Sandy - October 2012 • Irene - August 2011 • Andrew - August 1992 • Ike - September 2008 • Katrina - August 2005 The uncertainty around Erika provides an opportunity to review and update your storm plans, according to the Miami bureau of the National Weather Service. Resources, Links and Related Articles Here is a short rundown of helpful links and information: Federal Weather Links • National Hurricane Center • National Weather Service-Miami office • www.ready.gov/hurricanes County Emergency Management Contacts: • Miami-Dade • Broward •...

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