Skip to main content

Hurricane Preparedness

Dear Friends,

Hurricane season has begun. Planning and preparation make all the difference in an emergency. It is never too early to begin preparing and ensuring you have access to all the resources you need to execute a plan for you and your family in the event of a hurricane.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office if you need any assistance in preparing for hurricane season. In the meantime, here are some tips on proactive steps you and your loved ones can take to prepare:

First, make a plan. If the moment comes to evacuate or shelter in place, knowing where to go in a timely fashion could save your life. If you don’t have a plan already in place, click here to create one. Resources are also available for your pets and animals.

You can also download the FEMA mobile app, which is available in both English and Spanish, for a complete checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and recovery centers, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service.

Second, compile all your insurance and banking information in one, easily accessible place. If the moment comes where you need to execute an evacuation plan, knowing where all your documents are stored ahead of time will save you precious time and ensure any transition into and out of a shelter is made easier. Click here to download the free toolkit.

Third, stay informed. The path of storms can often be uncertain, so it is important to stay up to date with the latest information. Here are some useful resources:

Traffic Updates During Emergencies:

Public Health:

Business:

AGENCY RESOURCES

FEMA:

HUD:

FLORIDA DEO:

SBA:

DOL:

IRS:

NHC:

CDC:

EPA:

GOVERNMENT CONTACTS

Florida Emergency Management
Website: http://www.floridadisaster.org
Phone Number: (850) 413-9969

Miami-Dade Emergency Management
Website: http://www.miamidade.gov
Phone Number: (305) 468-5400

Monroe County Emergency Management
Website: http://www.monroecounty-fl.gov
Phone Number: (305) 289-6018

FIU Emergency Management
Website: https://www.dem.fiu.edu
Phone Number: (305) 348-0670

POWER OUTAGES

Florida Power and Light (FPL)
Phone Number: 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243)

KEYS Energy Services
Phone Number: (305) 295-1010

Florida Keys Electrical Cooperative

Phone Number: (305) 852-2431

BROKEN WATER LINES

Miami- Dade Water and Sewer

Phone Number: (305) 468-5900

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority

Phone Number: (305) 296-2454