Sunday, June 2, 2013

Is your family hurricane plan updated? Ready or not, the 2013 hurricane season has arrived.

What have you done to prepare for this year? A single storm can cause more than just dollars in damages.  It can cost human lives. We know from experience that people are more likely to be safer and have the ability to recover more quickly when they are properly prepared. 

The 2013 hurricane season is here. You should have your disaster preparedness kit and have a plan to keep your family safe.  Is your insurance coverage adequate? Those living near the coast should be familiar with the applicable evacuation routes.  Everyone needs to take personal responsibility for yourself, your family and your pets.  By making proper preparations, you will allow the first responders to focus on helping the most vulnerable residents. 

 I have posted several important links below for hurricane / Disaster Preparedness information from FEMA, Miami-Dade County, Cutler Bay, Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay in one location for you.  There is also information on how to register with Miami-Dade Alerts, a wireless emergency alerting system.  Register for this free service and receive local weather and hurricane alerts to your computer or cell phone.

Town of Cutler Bay Hurricane Preparedness Page
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS Page - important links
http://www.cutlerbay-fl.gov/hurricane.php 

Please take the time to review Palmetto Bay on-line –
the Village of Palmetto Bay Disaster Preparedness Guide:
http://www.palmettobay-fl.gov/content/disaster-preparedness 

Village of Pinecrest Hurricane Preparedness Page
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS Page - important links
http://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/index.aspx?page=344
Listen to Pinecrest Radio on your car radio at 1590 AM. The station regularly broadcasts announcements and, during an emergency, will provide important information to Pinecrest residents. 

Miami-Dade County’s Emergency pages – Hurricane preparedness:
http://www.miamidade.gov/hurricane/ 

What about your pets?  Pet Disaster Preparedness 

Miami-Dade County has resources available online for Emergency planning for your pets:
 http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/library/disaster_tip_sheet_eng.pdf 

Download the tip sheet from Miami-Dade Animal Services, Disaster Preparedness - Animal Supplies Checklist:
http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/library/disaster_tip_sheet_eng.pdf 

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency. U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Plan and prepare for a disaster: http://www.fema.gov/plan/index.shtm 

Miami-Dade Alerts 

Miami-Dade County has some important resources to help keep you informed and prepared, like the free Hurricane Guide and Miami-Dade Alerts, a wireless emergency alerting system.  Internet users can register for this free service and receive local weather and hurricane alerts. 

I encourage everyone to register online at http://www.inspironlogistics.com/wens/miami_dade/wens.cfm?wens_id=miami_dade

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