LAUDERDALE LAKES: June 1 marks the first day of Hurricane Season. Hurricane season runs through November 30th. The City of Lauderdale Lakes has held several meetings to discuss how to best assist its residents should a hurricane hit.
The City will periodically post important information on Hurricane preparedness and other information such as warnings, updates, and information on hurricane supplies. Here are a few tips that could greatly prepare you for bad hurricane weather.
· Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
· Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
· If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
· Make a family emergency communication plan.
· Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.” Lauderdale Lakes work through email, Facebook, and Twitter feeds, and their website. Please be sure to visit our sites to get signed up for notifications.
For more information on the City of Lauderdale Lakes, please contact the Public Information at 954.535.2838 or visit our website at www.lauderdalelakes.org.