Monday, September 4, 2017

Disaster Preparedness - September 2017 update - links - phone numbers

I am re-publishing my Hurricane/Preparedness information as requested.  Note that you can always view my past posts (20 to date) on this topic by CLICKING HERE (The Disaster Preparedness label).

Posted below are important links and phone numbers for hurricane / Disaster Preparedness information from State of Florida, Attorney General, Miami-Dade County, Cutler Bay, Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay - all 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.

Please take the time to review Palmetto Bay on-line:

Village of Palmetto Bay Hurricane Preparedness Page
the Village of Palmetto Bay Disaster Preparedness Guide:

Town of Cutler Bay Hurricane Preparedness Page

Village of Pinecrest Hurricane Preparedness Page
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS Page - important links
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:

What about your pets?  Pet Disaster Preparedness  Miami-Dade County has resources available online for Emergency planning for your pets:

Download the tip sheet from Miami-Dade Animal Services, Disaster Preparedness - Animal Supplies Checklist:

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


For Evacuation Assistance: 311 (people requiring special needs shelters must register in advance)

Answer Center                      311

Rumor control:                      311

Emergency Management     305-468-5400

FP&L   (800-4OUTAGE)       800-468-8243

Florida City Gas                    305-691-8710

State Volunteer Hot-line:       1-800-FL-HELP1 (1-800-354-3571)

Elder Affairs:                         1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)

Dept. of Financial Services Insurance Claim Hotline:
                                              1-800-22-STORM (227-8676)

Price Gouging Hot-Line:       1-866-966-7226 or file a


  1. I noticed one of the links suggests a microchip for pets. I have all of my pets microchipped. However, the microchip is only a piece of the equation. If your pet is found, the microchip information is useless unless your pet's chip is registered. The most popular registration site, and the site that most vets will look at, is HomeAgain Pet Registry. Also, most vets charge a premium for microchips. Before you get gouged at your vet, check the price here, and ask your vet to implant the chip. Also, make sure that whatever chip you get is the new ISO 15 digit standard. There are still some vets that use the old chip, and they are useless at a lot of places.

  2. Another important list is the:
    Fl Social Media Accounts to Follow for Hurricane Information:

    It recommends to follow the social media accounts below:

    South Florida

    • South Florida Red Cross
    • National Weather Service – Miami
    • National Weather Service – Key West

    • FEMA Region 4
    • Florida State Emergency Response Team
    • National Weather Service – Miami
    • National Weather Service – Key West
    • NOAA National Hurricane Center – Atlantic
    • National Weather Service
    • Red Cross of SW Florida
    • Red Cross of South Florida