Homeowners – Hurricane Season is Approaching, Are You Ready?
History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. The Tax Collector, serving Palm Beach County, has wallet-sized Hurricane Preparedness guides to assist you in organizing your family Hurricane Plan.
We all hope that South Florida will again be spared. However, we still need to be prepared in case a major storm strikes. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 to November 30. National Hurricane Preparedness Week will be held May 23 -29 this year.
As we have learned, it takes time for relief efforts to get underway and we each need to be prepared with several days of water, food, clothing, medicine and other supplies. By following this simple planning tool, you will have, in a convenient form, the information you need – key phone numbers, tips for preparing for a storm and what you need to stock. Use this tool to organize your home, your family and determine if you will need to evacuate and access a shelter. The list included in the Hurricane Preparedness Wallet Card can serve as a broad guide in selecting the appropriate items for your family. The guide is available at all Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office locations. Please pick one up during your next visit with us. The better organized you are, the safer you and your family will be.
From the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Newsletter – May 2010