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Preparing for the 2017 Hurricane Season

Track the Hurricane here: http://cdn.tribtv.com/hurricane.html

Hurricane season goes from June 1 - November 30. Take charge of your safety by making a hurricane plan ahead of time and stocking up on vital supplies.

Don't know what you need? We have some useful tips:

Stay Up to Date with the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Emergency Checklist

  • Shopping Checklist
    • Water
    • Portable camp stove or grill
    • Stove fuel or charcoal, lighter fluid
    • Disposable plates, cups, and utensils
    • Napkins and paper towels
    • Aluminum foil
  • Equipment and Other Items
    • Manual can opener
    • Flashlight (one per person)
    • Portable battery powered lanterns
    • Glass enclosed candles (only use after storm)
    • Trash bags
    • Battery powered radio or ATSC TV
    • Battery powered cell phone charger
    • Extra batteries
    • First aid kit (including aspirin, antibiotic cream and antacids)
    • Sunscreen
    • Waterproof matches/butane lighter
    • Cash
    • Bleach or water purification tablets
    • Collapsible water containers
  • Personal Supplies
    • Prescriptions
    • Toilet paper
    • Soap, shampoo, detergent
    • Toiletries and feminine hygiene products
    • Changes of clothing
    • Extra glasses and/or contacts
    • Bedding, pillows, and sleeping bags
    • Rain ponchos and gloves
    • Books, magazines, kid games, etc.
  • Babies
    • Disposable diapers and moist towelettes
    • Formula, food
  • Non-Perishable Foods
    • Canned meats, fruits, and vegetables
    • Bread in moisture proof packing
    • Cookies, candy and dried foods
    • Canned soups and mild
    • Powdered or single serve drinks
    • Cereal bars
    • Condiments
    • Peanut butter and jelly
    • Instant coffee and tea
  • Pets
    • Crate or carrier large enough for the animal to stand and turn around
    • Two-week supply of food, water, and required medications
    • Bowls (food and water)
    • Cat litter and liter box
    • Toys and/or blanket
    • Treats
    • Photo of you with your pet (to prove you are the owner)
    • Rabies certificate and current license
    • Veterinarian name and emergency contact information
    • Cleaning supplies (newspaper, plastic bags, paper towels. etc), litter scooper
    • Training/Wee Wee pads

Emergency Phone Numbers 

Broward County (311)

  • Call Center: 954-831-4000
  • Emergency Management Office: 954-831-3900
  • Special Needs Registry: 954-831-3902
  • Special Needs TDD/TTY: 954-357-5608
  • Help Line: 211

Miami-Dade County (311)

  • Emergency Management Office: 305-468-5400
  • Emergency Evacuation System: 305-513-770 or 211
  • TDD/TTY: 305-468-5402
  • Help Line: 211

Palm Beach County (211)

  • Information Anytime: 561-712-6400

Monroe County (211)

  • Emergency Hotline: 800-955-5504
  • Emergency Management Office: 305-289-6018
  • Special Needs Registry: 305-292-4591

Florida

  • State Emergency Response (SERT): 850-413-9969
  • TDD/TTY: 800-226-4329

Florida Department of Transportation

  • Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish

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For more information in Miami-Dade County: http://www.miamidade.gov/hurricane/

For more information in Broward County: http://www.broward.org/hurricane/