Meteorologist Stanley Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shares the following tips
for hurricane preparedness.
Five Ps For Hurricane Preparedness
- Protect Life and Property
- Make Provisions
- Make Plans
- Follow the Predictions
When A Hurricane Watch Is Issued
- Local map, which may be needed during an evacuation if roads are closed or
- Address and phone number for evacuation locations
- First aid kit and medication
- Food and water, including three gallons of bottled water per individual
- Documents, including your driver's license, Social Security card, insurance
policies, birth certificate, marriage certificate, will, deeds and tax records.
Store these documents in a waterproof container.
- Flashlight and battery-operated radio with extra batteries
When A Hurricane Warning Is Issued
- Monitor The News.
- Complete Preparation Activities. Install storm shutters.
Secure loose property. Disconnect utilities if instructed to do so. Check your
disaster supply kit and add any items that are missing.
- Stay Indoors, Away From Windows.
- Check On Elderly or Disabled Neighbors.
- Evacuate When Instructed. Evacuate immediately if you live
in a mobile home, flood zone or on the coast or a barrier island.
For More Information
National and State Resources
- Florida Division of Emergency Management
- Palm Beach County Hurricane Information
- Broward County Hurricane Information
- Martin County Hurricane Information
- Miami-Dade County Hurricane Information
- FEMA Preparedness Guide - Ready America
- Florida Power & Light Storm Preparedness Guide
- Florida Division of Emergency Management - Get A Plan!
- Disaster Assistance