Hurricane Preparedness


National Weather Service Advisories:

Storm updates from the Fort Lauderdale Emergency Management Division:




Please use the information below and the links in the left column navigation menu on this page to help you prepare.

Stay in Touch with Us!

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways to stay informed and receive important updates. We encourage you to sign up for the following free communication services:

Sanitation Service Tips 

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:

  • 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)

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.)

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