Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Florida has a long history hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding.  Though scientists have made great strides in forecasting these events they still fail to predict, when, where and the overall intensity of these natural disasters.  Prior to 2004 and 2005 the majority of residents in Florida had not experienced a hurricane.  That two year period of time of abnormal storm activity treated most of Florida’s population to strong destructive winds, large amounts of rain and flooding and yes, tornadoes!  Tornadoes are considered Nature’s most destructive storms. Florida is in the Top 5 States with highest Tornadoe activity, with an average of 51 Tornadoes per year.

If the last 10 years has taught us anything, it has taught us to be prepared for natural and man made destruction.  We cannot prevent these events from happening but we can be prepared in terms of pre storm preparation and post storm preparation and planning. 

We have broken this section into Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Flooding with information, articles and internet links to many websites that can help families, businesses and associations with emergency planning and preparation.  

How Much Severe Weather Occurs in My Community?

Each year across America there are on average 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and 6 named hurricanes. Additionally, about 90 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage.

The web links provided on this page will help you determine how your own home town can be affected by the ravages of severe weather. The NWS StormReady and TsunamiReady programs can help you be better prepared to save lives during threatening weather through better planning, education, and awareness.

All Weather Hazards Information

Severe Thunderstorm/Tornado Information

Hurricane Information

Flood/Flash Flood Information

Fire Weather Information

Below are links to the pages in this website for specific natural disasters that we in Florida are susceptible to. Lets all be prepared, as it just makes good sense! Please share this information with your association residents, neighbors and friends too.

Hurricanes                         Tornadoes                         Flooding

The following are links to additional websites that are of importance to associations, families and businesses that should be prepared for natural and man made disasters in Palm Beach County, Florida: 

Severe Weather Awareness Guide 

Are You Fire wise Florida?  

Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders   

National Org. on Disability’s First Emergency Preparedness Initiative Guide 

Family Readiness Kit  

Hurricane Tracking Chart/Map   

Hurricane Tracking Chart/Map Side A   

Hurricane Tracking Chart/Map Side B    

Do It Yourself  Windstorm Inspector  

Hurricane Preparedness 

Emergency Operations by County    

Disaster Relief Numbers    

National Hurricane Survival Initiative    

Hurricane Shutter Information From NOAA    

Find Out If You Are in A Flood Area  

Before the Storm  

Before the Flood 

After the Storm  

DBPR – Disaster Preparedness Plan for Associations  

Business Emergency Plan   

Family Emergency Planner

Florida Disaster.org   

FEMA – Emergency Preparedness for Pets 

Red Cross Preparedness Page 

The Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)  

Flood Insurance Q & A 

Tips for Evacuating Vulnerable Populations 

What to do if A Hurricane Threatens Your Community 

Find Out If You Are in A Flood Area  

Regional Section IV – FEMA Contact Numbers 

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