Just a couple of weeks ago Hurricane season 2008 began.
Meteorologists and climatologists are predicting an active season stretching into the fall.
On the opening day of the dreaded season, Seven On Your Side, along with other media in the area, issued reminders to make sure your household is prepared should a hurricane or strong tropical storm hit this area.
Well, have you heeded all the advice?
I have to admit, there are a few things I still need to take care of. In spite of the fact that we have been dead-centered by two of the most devastating hurricanes in recorded history - Camille and Katrina - not to mention numerous smaller ones, many of us still tend to procrastinate.
Only a short distance inland from the Gulf of Mexico, we know what a bad storm can do and how long the aftermath can last. We need to be stocked up on non-perishable food, water, batteries, a small generator if possible, flashlights - well you probably know the list.
Here at the station we are indeed prepared with the latest in weather technology and a strong team of weather people to provide you accurate and up-to-the-minute information. These things can happen fast, and when they do all of us who have been putting things off are competing for the essential items to see us through.
This is just one more reminder to me and to you to be prepared throughout this storm season. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
I'm Jim Cameron and, as always, we want to hear from you.