Prepare your family and pets BEFORE an emergency or disaster strikes
Build a Family or Special Needs Plan
Build a Kit
Recommended for a basic emergency supplies kit:
- WATER: one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation. Don't forget the pets! Source (photo): Humane Society of Southeast Texas
- FOOD: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Locate a Hurricane Evacuation Shelter
- NOTE: Animals are NOT allowed in traditional shelters.
- There is currently ONE shelter in Palm Beach County that accepts both pets and owners. However, there is limited space and pre-registration is required.
Get Flood Insurance
The City is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This program allows property owners and renters to purchase flood insurance for their building and/or its contents. Call your insurance agent today, go to www.floodsmart.gov, or call 1-888-379-9531 to find out more about protecting your property from rising waters. You should consider the purchase of flood insurance whether your property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area or not.
If you currently have insurance, review your policy. Ensure you’re adequately covered and understand exclusions. If you need advice on flood insurance, you can call the City’s Building department at 561-243-7200.
Last Updated: 6/19/2017