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Tagged: hurricane safety

June 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 9, 2014 PHOTOS AVAILABLE Alexandria, Va. – Far too often, people face grave safety threats after a hurricane or severe weather ends when they begin to clean-up their homes and businesses. It’s important for homeowners and businesses to have proper equipment on hand and to be familiar with safe operating procedures when an emergency hits. During National Safety Month in June, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, encourages homeowners and businesses to take stock of their power tools and [.....]

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May 10, 2010

Alexandria, VA  – July 22, 2008 – With Hurricane Bertha kicking off the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season and the Climate Prediction Center forecasting a 65 percent chance of an above-normal hurricane season, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) encourages homeowners to prepare for strong winds and rainfall that can damage property and cause serious injury, even if an area is not on the direct path of these devastating storms. Having chain saws, power generators, and other pieces of outdoor power equipment on hand is important to recover from damage caused by a storm. “Using the right outdoor power equipment can [.....]

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