Time to act
Editor’s note: For those new to Florida, hurricane season is the period between June 1 and November 30 when the potential for damaging wind, rain and flooding is greatest. Preparing for the season is a top priority. The image below is from a previous year, but a similar storm is always possible. The following advisory was issued by the County last month.
The Atlantic hurricane season began three weeks ago and already we have seen three named storms. Indian River County (IRC) Emergency Services is encouraging residents to prepare and plan for what could be another very active season. It is so important to protect your home, family and business as soon as possible.
“Now is the time for Indian River County residents to prepare for hurricane season,” said Chief Tad Stone, Indian River County Department of Emergency Services. “We know that planning for a hurricane or other potential disaster can be stressful. By making simple preparations like developing an emergency plan and making a disaster supply kit, you can ensure your family or business is ready for a storm before it strikes.”
Here are some resources for residents to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season:
IRC Disaster Preparedness Guide: This comprehensive guide includes important emergency phone numbers, disaster supply kit checklist, a list of local shelters, tips on what to do before and after a storm, and much more. To view the full guide, visit irces.com/EM/documents/Disaster-Preparedness.pdf.
Download the Aware and Prepare mobile app: The IRC Aware & Prepare mobile app helps users stay prepared and protect their loved ones during an emergency. The app features a five-step family emergency plan, important news and alerts from IRC, updates on evacuation routes and shelters, and more. The Aware & Prepare mobile app is available for FREE in Apple and Google play stores.
ALERT Indian River: Sign up for FREE storm related alerts via text message, email or phone by visiting http://www.alertindianriver.com.