Hurricane Season is here (June 1-Nov. 30) and the National Weather Service predicts an active season. It's critical to start getting ready.
Preparation is by far the most important step we can take. We all need to review emergency plans and put together a hurricane supply kit.
“We urge the residents of Broward County to maintain an emergency preparedness mindset for themselves and their families for this 2021 Hurricane Season,” said Tracy Jackson, Director of Regional Emergency Services and Communications. “Emergency preparedness includes having a family emergency plan, storing enough non-perishable food items and water, flashlights, battery operated radios, medications and other essentials for all the members in your household. Be Resilient, Be Ready and Stay Safe this hurricane season.”
It only takes one storm to change your life and our community.
Hurricanes are among nature's most destructive phenomena.
Be prepared and do the following:
-Develop an evacuation plan.
-Assemble disaster supplies.
-Get an insurance checkup.
-Help your neighbors.
-Secure your homes, boats, pets and property.
Once a hurricane threatens Broward County, all Town police, fire and EMS personnel and vehicles are moved to Holy Cross Hospital for the duration of the storm.
There is no 911 service in Town during a hurricane!