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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Have a Safe Summer!

Have a Safe Summer!

Summer officially began last week, and already we have seen some extreme weather. Hurricane Debby pounded Florida’s Gulf Coast, causing widespread damage and flooding. The photo above was taken from my sister’s backyard in Holiday, Florida, near Clearwater. Thankfully, everyone is safe, but she said the flooding has been “unbelievable.”

Flooding is just one of the adverse affects of Hurricanes. If you live in a storm-prone area, be sure to check out these stories with tips and advice for how to plan for a disaster, and keep yourself safe after one strikes:

Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Hurricane Tips: How to Be Prepared

Hurricane Preparedness: Is Your Pet Safe?

Flash Floods: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

Tornado Survival Tips

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.