Thursday, May 10, 2018

Important E-blast update by Mayor Eugene-Flinn This is Hurricane Preparedness Week - resources listed, exciting guest for our Hurricane Workshop

Click the link above (or CLICK HERE or the headline below) to view the full information provided in the important Hurricane Preparedness Week update of Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Please prepare now for Hurricane Season and avoid the headache - or worse - heartache later.

Info posted in the 5/9/18 release:

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week is Here! 
  • The 2018 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, June 1, 2018 and extends through Thursday, June 7, 2018. 
  • Palmetto Bay's Hurricane Work shop scheduled for June 9th
  • Resources for Monitoring Hurricanes/Storms
  • Hurricane Evaluation A, B or C? - Know your evacuation zone
  • What you should do to prepare for storm season (partial list)
  • What your Mayor and Palmetto Bay are doing to prepare (partial list)
There is no better time than the present to prepare for the 2018 Hurricane Season. 

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.

I am also pleased to announce that we are preparing to host (Palmetto Bay's 9th - per staff) Hurricane Preparedness Workshop on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Our special guest speaker will be Peabody and Emmy award-winning Meteorologist and Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross.

I have provided you with links below [as well as posted on my blog (CLICK HERE) for the resource links or (CLICK HERE) to view past posts relative to Disaster Preparedness)]. 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 am proud of the efforts of Team Palmetto Bay and the preparations through the administration, Manager Ed Silva and the team. Our Village Policing Unit, Public Services, Parks, Code Enforcement, Building and Permitting all have important roles to play.  Our Palmetto Bay disaster teams are active before, during and after storms.

You can count on me to shelter in place here within Palmetto Bay in order to be ready to immediately participate in post storm activity. 
Note that Palmetto Bay is part of Miami-Dade County and participates in their Emergency Management operations. 

Visit our  Hurricane Preparedness Page for information on Hurricanes - where you can find information on evacuation orders & shelters, flood zones, canals, Village closings, and other important information.

Hurricane Evacuation Centers
  - Each year, Miami-Dade County publishes the list of Hurricane Evacuation Centers throughout the county, including Special Needs Shelters in English, Spanish, and Creole.  You can filed this information posted on the Palmetto Bay web site:

*2017 Evacuation Centers- Please remember that not all evacuation centers will open when an evacuation order is announced.  For a list of OPEN SHELTERS, monitor the local radio or television, or dial 3-1-1 (TDD (305) 468-5402)

*People who require special assistance in evacuating can dial 3-1-1 to get information about specialized evacuation centers.

Miami-Dade County also offers Pet Friendly Evacuation Centers for residents living in evacuation areas, unsafe structures or mobile homes. A family member must stay with the pet. For more information, call 311 or visit Animal Services Department's page on disaster preparedness for pets.

CLICK HERE to view the full e-blast and the detailed links, telephone numbers and other information to the many agencies, utilities and other sources that you will want to have availalbe in the event of a serious storm.

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