Each year hurricane season begins on June 1st and lasts 5 months officially ending November 30, with storms typically peaking in August and September. As with every hurricane season regardless of forecast, knowing the essentials of how to prepare could truly be a life saver.
Shutters may not be shut unless there is a Hurricane Watch issued for our area. When the Hurricane Watch is issued, you can put up or close your shutters and be opened or removed no later than 48 hours after the storm passes and the Hurricane Watch is lifted.
Residents should also remove all items such as chairs, decorations, and any miscellaneous items that can become airborne during the storm and secured with in the garage and/or home.
State of Florida Hurricane Guide: Click here to view
Some of the information in the site includes:
- It is important to create a kit of supplies that you could take with you if you are forced to evacuate.
- Know how to secure your home in the event of damaging winds, storm surge and flooding.
- In the event a storm should leave you without power, there are a few things to consider and help you be ready and stay safe outside of your normal hurricane preparedness.
- If you have Hurricane shutters, make sure they can open and close.