Getting Ready for Hurricanes

The hurricane season is here and the City of Miami Division of Emergency Management is offering residents advice on how to be prepared.

“Residents should take note of how the city is taking a proactive approach and do the same,” Pete Gomez, assistant fire chief and emergency manager said in a recent release. “Preparation is key to preventing panic.”

Among the steps residents are advised to take in preparation for hurricane season are:

  • Trim trees on private property; call 311 for trees on public property
  • Gather important documents for safe-keeping
  • Check insurance policies for adequate coverage
  • Consider flood insurance (policy becomes effective 30 days from purchase)
  • Meet neighbors (you may need to help each other in an emergency)
  • Create or review your family plan, including contact information.