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2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season comprehensive updates and prep info

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The worst thing you can do living in Florida is NOT prepare for inevitable tropical storms and hurricanes that WILL strike. Last year’s devastation from Hurricane Michael is all the example needed of the danger that threatens at any time during Hurricane Season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

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According to the National Hurricane Center, the two key factors contributing to weather safety during hurricanes are preparing in advance for the risks, and to act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials.

 

IF YOU ARE UNDER A HURRICANE WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAY

  • Determine how best to protect yourself from high winds and flooding.
  • Evacuate if told to do so.
  • Take refuge in a designated storm shelter, or an interior room for high winds.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters.

PREPARE NOW

  • Based on your location and community plans, make your own plans for evacuation or sheltering in place.
  • Become familiar with your evacuation zone, the evacuation route, and shelter locations.
  • Gather needed supplies for at least three days. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets.
  • Keep important documents in a safe place or create password-protected digital copies.


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ARE YOU READY FOR A MAJOR STORM? Important reference lnks
Hurricane Preparedness
Family Preparedness
Emergency Kit

Evacuation Maps

Flood Insurance 
Click for Florida County Emergency Operations Center Websites
 
Insurance Claims Assistance and Storm tips: 877-My-FL-CFO (877-693-5236)
 
The Florida Division of Consumer Services:  Videos, brochures, resources and tips, along with a Disaster Preparedness section that includes a home inventory checklist.