Vice Chairwoman Edmonson Distributes Hurricane Preparedness Kits to Needy Seniors

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, joined by Communities United, Inc. Executive Director Hattie Willis, distributed hurricane preparedness kits to needy senior citizens in District 3 on June 12. 

little haitiEach kit consisted of a pack of bottled water and a small cooler on wheels filled with items such as a fan, phone, batteries, bleach, paper goods, plastic utensils, wipes and important information in case of emergency. 

“Each year, we try to reach very needy seniors who might not otherwise be able to put together a kit to get them through the first 72 hours after a hurricane,” Commissioner Edmonson said. “It’s important that we help these seniors, who often live alone, to be ready and survive a major storm. Neighbors should also learn who lives next door and help each other during these emergency situations.” 

Hurricane Readiness brochures are available in English, Spanish and Creole at www8.miamidade.gov/main/hurricane.page, or by calling 311.  The Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program provides evacuation support to residents who require specialized transportation assistance or whose medical needs prevent them from evacuating on their own. For more information about this service, call the Support Line at 305-513-7700.

Author  Marta Martinez-Aleman
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