Hurricane Season Starts Today Stay Prepared

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Hurricane season starts June 1, which means it’s that time of year again to stock up on essential supplies and develop a plan of action in the event a severe storm is headed toward South Florida.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates that the 2017 hurricane season will have 11 to 17 named storms, including five to nine hurricanes – with two to four of those being major storms.

How You Can Help in an Emergency

  • Get a kit! Don’t wait until a storm is approaching to buy items for your emergency preparedness kit. For convenience, use our 8-Week Shopping Guide to spread your purchases out over time.
  • Stay Connected! Subscribe to Emergency Updates. Follow us on and like us on If you’re informed, you’ll know what to do to protect you and your family in an emergency.
  • Report Home Damage! Bookmark the Home Damage Assessment application on your mobile device so that you can report home damage, and help first responders assess impacts in the immediate aftermath of a hurricane or other emergency.
  • Volunteer! At no time is the need for volunteers greater than during a recovery effort. Find Out Ways You Can Help

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