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For Immediate Release:
August 22, 2012
Media Contact:
Alejandra Castro Nuñez
acastro@miamidade.gov
305-375-4942

Consumer Savvy Tips to be storm ready


(MIAMI, August 22, 2012) – According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Isaac could soon turn into a Hurricane, and forecasters say the storm is moving westward across the Atlantic on a track that could possibly take it toward Florida.  While it’s still too soon to determine the storm’s exact path, it’s never too early to prepare.  Hurricane preparedness isn’t just about protecting your family and property against the effects of extreme wind and rain.  It’s also about creating a plan ahead of time by organizing the important documents you might need in case of an emergency.

The Miami-Dade County’s Consumer Protection Section of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Business Affairs Division, encourages all residents to inform themselves about their rights as consumers as part of their preparation for the hurricane season. Consumers who are aware of their rights well in advance of any disaster, and of the scams which often follow in the wake of these events, will be better able to make informed choices.  Click here to obtain more information on how you can protect yourself from consumer fraud in the event that a hurricane should strike South Florida.

For more consumer tips, or to check the complaint history of a company, file a complaint or ask consumer-related questions, visit the department website at www.miamidade.gov/business, or call (305) 375-3677.