Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30. As we head into Hurricane Season 2014, Waterfront Properties and Club Communities encourage residents and businesses to be prepared in the event of hurricanes. The last nine years have been very kind to us, but one storm can remind us of the strength of Mother Nature.
Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. Every resident should have an evacuation plan and be able to secure their homes. Know if you live in an evacuation area. Assess your risks and know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Understand National Weather Service forecast products and especially the meaning of NWS watches and warnings.
Palm Beach County has a community notification system to alert its cities and towns of hurricanes and floods. This system uses TV Channels 5, 12, 25, 29 (Comcast channels 03, 09, 10 and 11) and all radio stations.
During major storms, as conditions permit, police officers, storm water, public works, water utilities and other staff to identify safety hazards and areas of flooding patrol the town. In the event winds reach 45 mph, public safety personnel (including police and fire rescue) will not patrol.
Boaters should be aware that drawbridges over our local waterways would typically be locked in a down position when a hurricane watch is issued. The town recommends that any boat owners who require draw bridges to be raised to move underneath need to move their boats to other locations or a safe harbor.
Below are helpful links where you can get updated storm information, planning tools, shelter information and more.
Visit the National Hurricane Center site
Visit Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)