Hurricane Preparedness: Are you ready?

Have a Plan that includes

  1. Tracking the storm
  2. Getting emergency supplies 
  3. Evacuation planning
  4. Accessing resources to help prepare, respond, and recover

Tell people your plan: Discussing your plan with family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, caregivers, etc. Let people know where you are (whether you stay at home or evacuate).

1. Track the storm: 

For the latest information on hurricanes, visit

Other helpful resources are:

State of Florida Emergency Contacts by County »

Florida Emergency Information Line — 800-342-3557

2. Get emergency supplies

  • Water – one gallon of water per person per day
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Manual can opener for food
  • A Variety Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Charged Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Include prescribed medications, food, water, and cash sufficient for at least 3 days.

3. Evacuation planning

Evacuating: If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay.

Sign up for Special Needs shelters at:

Not all shelters will be open, so make sure you get the most up to date information!

4. Access resources to help prepare, respond, and recover

Independent Living Skills Training: Emergency Planning Workbook:

Tips for preparing, responding and recovering:
National Hurricane Center:

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