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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. -- For the 10th consecutive year, Florida International University (FIU) students have joined forces with BP plc to produce a free 92-page hurricane guide for South Florida residents. Available in English and Spanish, the 2003 Get Ready preparedness guide is the only pocket-size guide endorsed by the International and National Hurricane Centers, and will be available free at 167 participating BP stations throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties beginning this weekend.
A kickoff event will be held at BP's newest Connect convenience stores in Miami June 12. At that event, BP will be giving away certificates for $25 worth of free gas to the first 10 customers requesting the guide, as well as handing out free coffee and fountain drinks.
"BP Amoco is proud to continue being part of this very worthwhile project," said BP Regional Account Executive Joey Tamayo. "Assisting South Floridians in preparing for the hurricane season is one way BP Amoco can help give back to the community."
Underwriting of the Get Ready 2003 program brings BP's contributions to the project to some $375,000 since its inception in 1993, following Hurricane Andrew. Additional funding support for the project has come from the International Hurricane Center.