The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1st! Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a long recovery period, too.
Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30
Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family for a minimum of three days. And make sure you have extra cash, flashlights and a portable crank or solar powered USB charger to charge your cell phone. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
It’s Time to Assemble your Hurricane Disaster Supplies
Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with these basic items:
- water (one gallon per person per day for several days),
- food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishables),
- battery-powered or hand crank radio,
- first aid kit,
- extra batteries,
- whistle (to signal for help),
- dust mask (to help filter contaminated air),
- plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place),
- moist towelettes,
- garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation),
- wrench or pilers (to turn off utilities),
- manual can opener (for food),
- local maps and a cellphone with chargers and backup batteries.
Once you take a look at your basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, kids or seniors. To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
After assembling your kit remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed by keeping food in a cool, dry place, storing boxed food in tightly closed containers, replacing expired items and updating your keep each year as your family’s needs change. Find an emergency supply list and more tips online at Ready.gov
2022 Distaster Preparedness Tax Holiday
This year, the largest disaster preparedness tax relief package in Florida’s history was passed by legislature. Starting May 28th and running through June 10th, you will be able to save money on items for disaster preparedness. For a full list of qualifying items visit here.
Comfort in a Storm
Now that you’ve assembled your essential supplies, consider what you can do ahead of a storm to ensure your comfort and less stress – before, during and after a hurricane. Click here to read our tips!
Sign Up for Disaster Alerts
Have you signed up to receive alerts about emergencies? Be sure you sign up today for your local program.
These systems will be used to notify you about: weather alerts, public safety notifications, health notifications, and more.
This emergency notification system allows you to receive communication from the city through a phone call, text message, or e-mail based on your preferences. You pick where, you pick how.
Sign up for Volusia County’s emergency notification system!
Code Red Notification System: If you have a cell phone or unlisted telephone number, you aren’t in our database! The only way to get notifications about emergencies in your area would be to “opt-in” to the free service. Any information furnished for the purpose of emergency notification is exempt from public records requirement.
This system provides the following:
- Emergency notification regarding situations that may be occurring around your home/location.
- Information about said calls, over the phone, with information to keep you and your family safe.
- Boil water alerts, Missing endangered person information, and dangerous situations near you.
- A very valuable resource for your family and the community.
To sign up for South Daytona visit: here
To sign up for Daytona Beach Shores visit: here
To sign up for Daytona Beach visit: here
To sign up for Port Orange visit: here
To sign up for New Smyrna Beach visit: here
To sign up for DeLand visit: here
To sign up for Ormond Beach visit: here
Florida’s 511 Traveler Information System is one of the most effective ways drivers can keep informed about roadway conditions during severe weather, evacuations and emergencies.
When hurricanes, severe weather, wildfires and other emergencies threaten Florida, a free phone call to 511 provides evacuation and emergency travel information. Callers will get important information regarding affected counties, cities, roadways and agencies.511 is a valuable tool providing real-time, locally generated reports regarding:
- Major evacuation routes, road and bridge closures and toll suspensions
- AMBER, Silver and LEO alerts
- Traffic information on interstates; toll roads; and many other major roadways
- Traffic cameras and personalized services
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