Hurricane Preparedness


National Weather Service Advisories

 Now is the Time to Prepare for a Hurricane!

Please use the information below and on the pages listed in the left column navigation menu on this page to help you prepare for a possible hurricane.

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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:

Prepare a Disaster 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)

Aftermath of Hurricane Wilma

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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