As we head into Hurricane Season 2013, Palm Beach County is preparing for the needs of
our residents. The last eight years have been kind to us, especially compared to the onslaught
we faced in 2004 and 2005, but it only takes one storm to remind us of Mother Nature’s fury.
If that one storm does affect us, you can be assured that Palm Beach County is ready and
able to respond quickly to the needs of our residents.
We all hope South Florida will be spared this season, as we were in 2012, but it is everybody’s
responsibility to be prepared in case a storm hits. Government alone cannot begin to handle
all of the adverse impacts. It is up to each and every resident to have evacuation plans in
place and make sure our homes are as secure as possible.
Please use the Palm Beach County Hurricane Survival Guide in preparing for the 2013 hurricane season. There are valuable phone
numbers, lists and tips to keep your family safe in the event of another storm.
Don’t wait until a hurricane is bearing down to make these important decisions. Do it now to ensure your family’s safety.
Together we can make it a safer and less worrisome hurricane season for everyone. If you have questions, please contact
Palm Beach County Emergency Management at 561-712-6400. We are here to help you.
The Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management encourages all residents to “Know Your Zone.” Knowing your storm surge evacuation area, flood zone, nearest shelter location, grocery and building supply stores with emergency generators, and gas stations with transfer switches to emergency power is an important step to ensure that you and your family are prepared for a hurricane. This information is readily available by downloading the PBC DART application on your smartphone and entering your home address.
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