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This week is both National Hurricane Preparedness Week and National Safe Boating Week. In light of that, state and federal officials are urging residents to prepare.

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency says now is the time for putting together a disaster supply kit and checking whether flood insurance is needed.

The Coast Guard says its crews are paying special attention this week to recreational boating safety. The Coast Guard also says of the more than 700 people who die every year in boating and paddling accidents, about two-thirds drown and more than 90 percent of those were not wearing a life jacket.

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