Dorian spared Palm Beach County, but we still have almost 3 months in the 2019 Hurricane Season, so it’s a good idea to remain vigilant and to be prepared.
The Town of Jupiter sent out a great email (for original email, please click here) on September 1st, when Palm Beach County ordered mandatory evacuations for residential structures in Zone A and Zone B in Palm Beach County. Here are highlights, which most can find useful:
The first part of knowing how to prepare for a hurricane is to Know Your Zone. Locate your home on the Palm Beach County Know Your Zone map, which gives evacuation information based on the category of the storm.
SUPPLY CHECK LIST
Be prepared, make sure you get supplies for you and your family. Review this checklist provided by Florida Division of Emergency Management: https://www.floridadisaster.org/planprepare/disaster-supply-kit/
- Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
- Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days
- Blankets / Pillows, etc.
- First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
- Special Items – for babies and the elderly
- Toiletries – hygiene items
- Moisture wipes
- Flashlight / Batteries
- Radio – Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
- Cash – Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
- Toys, Books and Games
- Important documents – insurance cards, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
- Tools – keep a set with you during the storm Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items
JUPITER HURRICANE GUIDE
The Jupiter Hurricane and Flood Guide can be downloaded in English and Spanish, and includes tips on drainage maintenance, evacuation routes, safety measures, and important emergency numbers.
Visit our storm information page on our website: please click here.
‘Alert PBC’ is Palm Beach County’s Emergency Notification System allowing you to receive notifications via phone calls, text messaging, email. Register now by clicking the link below. [The information you provide will not be used for any other purpose.]
Sign up here —> https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736726195#/signup
- Safety Reminders
- Never run Generators inside enclosed area
- Turn Generator off before fueling
- Keep at least 10’ from any opening in the house
If the power goes out, you can listen to news reports via these iheartradio stations:
WPTV: News Radio 1290, WJNO, KOOL 105.5, Wave 92.7, Wild 95.5, 1230 WBZT, Oldies 103.7, Mia 92.1 CBS12: 97.9 WRMF, 103.1 WIRK, Sunny 107.9, X102.3, Fox Sports 640, 850 WFTL, Beats 96.3, NEWSRADIO 12-90 WJNO, WILD 95-5, 98-7 THE GATER, WAVE 92-7, REAL RADIO 94-3, MIA 92-1, OLDIES 103-7, 12-30 WBZT, WAXE 107-9, KOOL 105-5”
Anyone who suspects price gouging during this declared state of emergency should report it to the Attorney General’s Office by calling 1-866-9-NO-SCAM.
REPORT A DOWNED POWER LINE
If you encounter a downed power line, you can report it to FP&L by calling 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243). Always stay far away from downed power lines and assume that all power lines are energized and dangerous.
Heather E. Towe, P.A.
REALTOR®, CRS®, CLHMS®, e-PRO®, PSA®
561-806-8550 | heather.towe.gmail.com
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