Before the Storm
- Hurricane Prep Timeline Hurricane Prep Timeline (Spanish) -- what to do prior to storm approaching
- Sign up for CodeRED - free telephone notification system
- Sign up for NOTIFY ME - get free updates via emails or texts
- The American Red Cross offers a "Safe & Well" registry. Free, let family know you are safe.
- Is your phone Wireles Emergency Alerts (WEA) capable?
- Maintain Your Generator
- Broward Hurricane Preparedness Guide
- The (EFFAK), a joint publication from Operation Hope and FEMA’s Citizen Corps., will help you prepare financially and provide tips to reduce the impact disasters can leave you with financially.
- Get Tech Ready with these technology tips -- Technology has made it easier to prepare for emergencies, but it can be unreliable during emergency situations if you haven't planned to keep your gadgets protected and charged.
- Download to find out exactly what items your pet needs to be ready.
- Items to consider for a basic emergency supply kit.
- Know Broward's Emergency Evacuation map.
- Florida Power & Light Storm Center
- BROWARD SHELTER LIST 2022
Hurricane Preparedness Tips from 2018 Hurricane Town Hall Meeting
Develop a family plan (including pets) for hurricane survival by holding a family meeting and discussing the hazards of hurricanes periodically throughout the year: Pembroke Pines Prepared
- Protect your property --Obtain the necessary materials to protect your windows and doors- shutters are a must; Don’t forget to secure the garage door; Identify a safe room with no windows Hurricane Preparedness
- Asses for any vulnerability --Check your roof and the structure of your house; Make necessary repairs
- Inventory your possessions and videotape / photograph your valuables
- Trim trees and branches and remove coconuts and other yard debris (watch out for power lines) well before a storm is approaching. Thinking ahead, select to prevent damage and downed power lines.
- Protect your pool by adding extra chlorine to prevent contamination, and lower the water no more than two feet - completely draining or lowering the water too much may cause the pool to pop out of the ground
- Check your generator, carbon monoxide detector and fire extinguisher to make sure they work.
- Make arrangements to secure your vehicles, boat, or RV --Keep your vehicle insurance policy together with your homeowner’s policy
- Identify a friend or family member (outside of the area) that will keep information about how you are doing and where to contact you should you decide to evacuate
- Put together a hurricane survival kit complete with food, supplies and essentials.
- Review your insurance policies now to ensure you have adequate coverage, or identify the need for additional coverage
- Determine plans for your pets now --If sheltering, pre-registration may be required