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Be Prepared For Hurricane Season

Don't get caught unprepared! Hurricane Season begins June 1st and ends November 30th. It's never to soon to plan ahead.

Make sure you have all the necessary supplies you will need during a hurricane. Store shelves empty quickly of necessities such as food and water. Gas stations will also run out of gas quickly.

Check out these important hurricane preparedness resources gathered by the Poinsettia Heights Civic Association.

Prepare A Supply Kit

Have enough emergency supplies to last for at least three days (72 hours). At a minimum, be sure to include:

  • Water (at least one gallon per person per day)

  • Non-perishable, ready-to-eat food (manual can opener)

  • Disposable plates and utensils

  • Battery-powered flashlight

  • Battery-powered radio

  • Extra batteries

  • First aid kit

  • Cash

  • Prescription medication (two-week supply)

  • Eye glasses or contact lenses

  • Toilet paper, soap, wipes, personal hygiene items

  • Large plastic garbage bags

  • Change of clothes, gloves, sturdy shoes, rain gear

  • Blankets and pillows

  • Keys (home, vehicle, boat)

  • Tools (including rope, duct tape, tarp)

  • Unscented bleach

  • Supplies for those with special needs (infants, children, seniors and pets)

  • Important documents (driver’s license, birth certificate, insurance papers, medical records, etc. in a waterproof container)

  • Gas for your car and generator

Stay Informed!

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways to stay informed before, during and after a storm:

National Weather Service Advisories

Guides & Resources

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