City of Fort Lauderdale - Hurricane Preparedness - Get Ready!
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America
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Get Ready for Hurricane Season Now!

Hurricane season in South Florida runs from June 1 to November 30.

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.

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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Hurricane Preparedness Guide

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Get Ready Now!

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What is a Hurricane?

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Hurricane Hazards

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Hurricane Preparation Checklists

 

· Before Hurricane Season

 

· During a Hurricane Watch

 

· During a Hurricane Warning

 

· After a Storm Passes

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Evacuation and Shelter Map

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Evacuation Routes

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Protecting Your Home

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Protecting Your Boat

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For Those with Special Needs

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Planning for Your Pets

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Floods and Flood Insurance

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Sanitation Service Tips

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Water and Stormwater Tips

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Generator Safety

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Free CERT Training Classes

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Important Contact Information

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Important Websites

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Condo Preparedness Initiative

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Preparedness Guide PDF File

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Información en Español

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Enfòmasyon an kreyòl

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Hurricane Preparedness Web Site
Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM)
Broward County Emergency Management Agency
National Weather Forecast
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Salvation Army
American Red Cross
Local Emergency Planning Committee

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