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The first page of a newspaper is “prime” real estate. It’s where the most important stories are often found. That’s why it’s helpful to understand what’s behind those stories – because they matter. In some cases, a news story may not receive much attention but it matters because it's interesting. Those, too, are prime stories.

Here’s some background on a “prime” story this week.

Hurricane Season Rages On

There is no question that hurricanes are making news. Currently we are at the peak of hurricane season. Recently, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc on several states. This week, storms named Jose and Maria are expected to make news. Check your local news to seek an update on these storms.

With events like these, more and more discussion about the effects humans have on climate is happening. Can you find a story about that in your news media? Read and react to any story you find.

Finally, no matter where you live, natural disasters may be a part of your life. Experts suggest that people have an emergency kit ready with things like water, canned goods, shelf-stable foods, batteries and flashlights, candles, and any medications needed. Consider checking with your family to see if there is an emergency kit in your home. Being prepared can help a great deal and may help put your mind at ease.














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