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Hurricane Preparedness

Are you prepared for the next hurricane?

Hurricane Season is June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared? Below are a few easy steps to be hurricane ready and informed:

 

  • DOWNLOAD the Red Cross Emergency App. It’s free, easy, and will put vital information at your fingertips. Visit the Red Cross website or search “American Red Cross” in your mobile app store.

  • GET A KIT together for when emergency strikes. The proper supplies should be kept in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate. Learn more from the Red Cross Ready checklist

  • MAKE A PLAN with your family. Planning ahead will save you a lot of worry when you need to act quickly. Contact CIL of the Keys if you need help making a plan. 

  • BE INFORMED to stay safe. Identify how local authorities will notify you during a disaster and how you will get information. Know the difference between the various weather alerts and what actions to take in each.

    • Go to the Monroe County Emergency Management website to find important information from how to prepare to being alerted in emergencies. 

      • ALERT!MONROE is a mass notification system used by Monroe County Emergency Management to share emergency notifications with residents quickly. Notifications can include severe weather, evacuation information, fires, and other emergencies, as well as general important routine County information and announcements. Sign up here.​

      • THE SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY exists to meet the special needs of those who need assistance during evacuations and sheltering due to physical and mental disabilities. Florida statutes mandate that each local emergency management agency in the state maintain a registry of disabled persons located within the jurisdiction of the local agency. Find out more, including how to sign up, at the Special Needs Registry webpage.​

      • HAVE A PET? The Special Needs Registry webpage also has information on sheltering pets.

    • Get the latest updates in South Florida from the American Red Cross' website.​

CIL of the Keys is here to help! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us so we can point you in the right direction.

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