DUE TO EXTREMELY HIGH VOLUME OF EMERGENCY CALLS REGARDING HURRICANE IRMA
WE CANNOT TAKE ON ANY MORE REQUESTS AT THIS TIME.
We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to be proactive in doing everything in your power to prepare for Hurricane Irma.
For more information on hurricane preparedness please follow the link below.
What to do as storm approaches
— Download an application to your smartphone that can notify people where you are, and if you need help or are safe. The Red Cross has a Hurricane App available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store as well as a shelter finder app. A first aid app is also available.
— Use hurricane shutters or board up windows and doors with 5/8-inch plywood.
— Bring outside items in if they could be picked up by the wind.
— Clear gutters of debris.
— Reinforce the garage door.
— Turn the refrigerator to its coldest setting in case power goes off. Use a cooler to keep from opening the doors on the freezer or refrigerator.
— Fill a bathtub with water.
— Get a full tank of gas in one car.
— Go over the evacuation plan with the family, and learn alternate routes to safety.
— Learn the location of the nearest shelter or nearest pet-friendly shelter.
— Put an ax in your attic in case of severe flooding.
— Evacuate if ordered and stick to marked evacuation routes if possible.
— Store important documents — passports, Social Security cards, birth certificates, deeds — in a watertight container.
— Have a current inventory of household property.
— Leave a note to say where you are going.
— Unplug small appliances and electronics before you leave.
— If possible, turn off the electricity, gas and water for the residence.