Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Central Florida

Must Dos to Accomplish Early on in the Rainy Season will Help You be Ready for a Storm in Polk County

June means the start of the rainy season in Central Florida and with it being National Safety Month, Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT is ready to offer tips on how to be prepared for severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, and yes, even the occasional tornado.

 

First, Secure your Home and the Things Around It

If you’ve lived in the Four Corners area of Central Florida for at least one summer, than you know how quickly a bad storm can roll in, so it’s important for those items that stay outside to be secured. It may be a good idea to make them sort of permanent, too. Take garbage pails, for example. It wouldn’t take too much wind to make those become airborne when empty and certainly they can damage anything when they land.

Consider cleaning out the gutters on your roof, as well as storm drains to reduce the possibility of flooding. Be prepared for the possibility that trees could be blown down, or worse, power lines.  Keep trees trimmed, the fewer the branches, the fewer the problems.

Stay inside when a severe storm in Davenport or the surrounding area hits. Only six inches of running water can knock an adult off his or her feet. And when inside, have flashlights (make sure the batteries are new), a portable radio, and maybe even supply the home with a generator because there are storms that could knock out the power for weeks.

 

Supplies to have readily available before a Storm in Polk County

Get cash. In this day when many rely on the fact they have debit cards, in a storm situation, the common rules change. Machines may not be filled up, there could be lines, the electricity could be out and people are then left without having a way to getting things that cost money.

When considering food, make sure you have enough water and three days of supplies. And make communication plans with family and friends who are not with you or be vigilant, make and write down a plan and distribute it to those you know.  If cellular communications go down, it will offer some peace of mind to relatives and friends not living in Central Florida to know where you would go if they can’t get a hold of you and you have to evacuate.

Supply yourself with First Aid medication and for those who need tips on emergency kits, one is available at the Polk County web site.  You can also find out more about the Polk County evacuation policy and available emergency shelters here.

Last, but not least, keep on hand important numbers, both emergency and personal. Some are available at the Emergency Management link at the Polk County web site.

The rainy season in Central Florida lasts until Nov. 1 so there is no better time than now to get these items and a plan together. A little planning can go a long way in preventing possible dangers to you and your loved ones during a storm!

Should you be concerned about making sure your car is in order before a storm hits Central Florida, make sure to stop by our Service department or schedule an appointment with any of Five Star team members!

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Great Places to Get Fish & Chips in Davenport Area

Celebrate National Fish and Chips Day All Year ’Round with Local Diners that are Just a Short Drive Away for this Iconic Dish

June 1 may mark in Florida the start of a few months of the hot and sweaty times, but this time of year is also a great time to take in some fish and chips in Davenport, Florida and the surrounding Central Florida area– and for more reasons than one!
Every year the first Friday of June– which was June 1 this year– observes National Fish and Chips Day, and in Davenport, home to Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT, there are a number of places to get the taste of one of the top eats in the United Kingdom.
On ChampionsGate Boulevard is The Fish & Chip Shop, in business for four years and, according to online reviews, they have brought a bit of England to Central Florida and the Four Corners area– where locals and visitors alike appreciate this classic dish.
One of many called the fish “delicious” and the chips “wonderful and served on a huge plate. We all couldn’t stop eating them,” the reviewer wrote.
Sundays Grill on Sand Mine Road, owned by English transplant Tony Gray, not only features the fish and chips, but entertains guests with live music, comedy, and football (the American version, that is). The Grays left the United Kingdom in 2007 and it wasn’t long before they missed their hometown so much they brought the flavor to Davenport.
Not sounding like a place that has the chips on the menu is The Proper Pie Inc. on Ridge Center Drive, but they do the fish and chips everyday, one employee proudly claimed. How well do they do them? One regular customer said, “Hard to find good British style fish and chips. It was the best British style fish I have had.” And, with it’s homemade tartar sauce it only makes it better.
If National Fish and Chips Day gives you a hankering for some comfort food, check out these local eateries within a short drive from the Posner Park area. When you’re done, stop by Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT to look at our incredible cars for sale in Davenport or follow us on Facebook and share your favorite local eatery that’s just a short drive away. We are always on the lookout for a new great local diner, cafe, or eatery to discovery a new favorite meal!

Diners in Central Florida Featured on Today’s Blog:

The Fish & Chip Shop, 8281 Champions Gate Blvd., Davenport
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-fish-and-chip-shop-davenport

Sundays Grill, 2414 Sand Mine Road, Davenport
http://www.fishnchipsflorida.com/index.html

The Proper Pie Inc., 145 Ridge Center Drive, Davenport

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