Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season runs from June 1- November 30. Because we are a low-density area, we tend to get our service back late. Here are some tips to help you prepare so you can go through this season safely.

  • 1 gal of water/person/day for at least 3 days. For a family of 5,
    this would be 15 gallons.
  • Long shelf-life foods like oatmeal, pasta, canned goods, MREs,
    or Freeze-dried foods
  • 2-week supply of medications for you and your pets
  • 3-day supply of food and water for your pets
    Hardware, Misc
  • Gas or propane-powered generator
  • Pet necessities such as litter or shavings
  • Flashlights with batteries or solar-powered lamps
  • Emergency radio with a crank or solar power
  • Download The NOAA Weather Radio App and the Red Cross Emergency
    App to your mobile device
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape
  • First aid kit
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  • Clean rain gutters clear drainage areas
  • Trim trees and shrubs that might damage buildings. If the vegetation is near a power line, you can report the issue to FPL through their Vegetation Request page.
  • Fill vehicle gas tanks
  • Secure objects that could be blown around
    The first Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will run from June 1 to
    June 14 and again August 24 to September 6, 2024. This Tax Information Publication details the purchase allowances.
    For more information like evacuation, shelters and special services you