With hurricane season in full swing, it’s crucial to make sure we’re all prepared and informed. Here are some important tips to keep in mind to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones:

  1. Create an Emergency Kit: Put together a kit with essentials like non-perishable food, water, medications, flashlights, batteries, first aid supplies, and important documents. Be ready to sustain yourselves for at least a few days. (Palm Beach County Hurricane Supply Checklist)
  2. Stay Informed: Stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and emergency information from trusted sources such as the National Hurricane Center and your local news outlets. Knowledge is power! (Palm Beach County Hurricane Guide) (National Hurricane Center)
  3. Have a Family Communication Plan: Discuss and establish a plan with your family members on how you’ll stay in touch and where you’ll meet if you need to evacuate. (Palm Beach County Special Needs Shelter Application)
  4. Secure Your Home: Trim trees and secure outdoor items that could become projectiles in high winds. Consider installing storm shutters or boarding up windows to protect against flying debris.
  5. Know Your Evacuation Zone: Find out if you’re in an evacuation zone and know the designated evacuation routes. Plan your escape route ahead of time. (Palm Beach County Evacuation Zone)
  6. Protect Important Documents: Keep important documents like insurance policies, IDs, and medical records in a waterproof container. Consider digitizing them for easy access.
  7. Power and Communication: Charge your devices and have backup power sources like portable chargers or generators. Keep a battery-powered or hand-crank radio for updates if power goes out.
  8. Pets and Animals: Don’t forget about your furry friends! Have a plan for their safety, including food, water, and a safe place to stay.
  9. Stay Calm and Follow Authorities’ Instructions: If an evacuation is ordered, follow the instructions of local authorities. Stay calm, and help your neighbors if needed.

Let’s all do our part to ensure the safety of our community during this hurricane season. By preparing in advance, together we can face any challenges. Stay safe, Florida! 🙌🏽🏡🌀 #FloridaPrepared #HurricaneSafety