Hurricane Season Is Here- Residents are urged to prepare now for a busy hurricane season -

Author:  Miguel Ascarrunz
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - With hurricane season starting today, residents are reminded that now'd the time to prepare for possible tropical weather. While the weather in South Florida is normally idyllic for most of the year, residents are most vulnerable to the damage and devastation of hurricanes between June 1st and November 30th. 

"In the 25th year after Hurricane Andrew, we're reminded of the importance to prepare early at the beginning of the hurricane season. With so many things to think about when a storm threatens, it's critical to start getting your plan together now," said Miguel Ascarrunz, Director of Broward County Emergency Management Division. "The official national hurricane season outlook is calling for an above normal year, so it's important that residents prepare before a storm arrives."

To assist with hurricane preparation, Broward County has a Hurricane Preparedness Guide designed for viewing on computers, tablets or mobile devices. The printer-friendly publication allows readers to have the feeling of reading a magazine formatted issue, with page turning capabilities. Additional features include zoom capabilities to improve online. The guide provides a wide range of valuable resources such as how to develop a hurricane plan, how to safeguard your home before the storm and keeping safe after the storm. There are even activities for kids to involve them in your family planning. 

Stay Connected:
Broward County offers residents and businesses a variety of ways to stay connected to receive important information before, during and after an emergency. 

  • Visit our comprehensive Hurricane websit e for preparedness information to help with emergency plans, replenishing emergency kit supplies and ensuring everyone is Ready.Set.Safe for this hurricane season.
  • View the Emergency Checklists that combines information on the 10-Step Family Plan, Shelter Kit Checklist, Special Needs Shelter Kit, Pet Survival Kit Checklist and Emergency Kit Checklist.
  • Check out Broward County's A-Z Planner with links to hurricane preparedness and safety information on more than 60 topics, from airports and animals to water and windows.
  • Encourage family and friends to subscribe to Broward County Emergency Updates, important public safety information delivered via email before, during and after an emergency.
  • Follow us on Twitter at ReadyBroward and like us on Facebook at BrowardEMD to be among the first to hear emergency updates.
  • Bookmark Report Home Damageon your smartphone or other mobile device so you can report damage to your home and help first responders assess damage in the immediate aftermath of a storm.
  • Call the Broward County Call Center at 311, or 954-831-4000, for updates and general hurricane preparedness information.