As residents of South Florida, we are never far from the possible dangers associated with hurricanes. The most important step everyone can take to survive a hurricane is to prepare. If you have not completed your hurricane preparations, the time to do so is now.
- Read the Boil Water FAQ
- Learn about Wind Mitagation
- Read Tropical Cyclones - A Preparedness Guide
- Watch our Public Service announcement (1MB windows movie files; English only)
Prepare a Disaster Supply Kit Now!
Have enough emergency supplies to last for at least three days (72 hours). At a minimum, be sure to include:
Emergency Preparedness for Residents Slide Presentation
You can download and view the Emergency Preparedness for Residents slide presentation prepared by the Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department and Domestic Preparedness and Emergency Management Bureau. (Please note that this is a LARGE file and will take some time to download.)