We are still in the midst of a very busy hurricane season-

Are you prepared?

 

211 HelpLine's official hurricane website 

is now active & features up-to-the-minute resource information based on updates from local, state and federal agencies.

 

211 HelpLine provides information on services for your everyday needs and in times of crisis. Call 2-1-1 or (866) 882-2991

The National Hurricane Center emphasizes that it only takes one storm to change your life and community.

211 HelpLine - partners with emergency management services and local agencies in Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast to get you the information needed to prepare, endure, and recover from adverse events.      

Be prepared. We encourage all individuals, families, organizations and businesses to take stock, plan and get prepared. You can also call 2-1-1 before, during and after a storm or other disaster.   

 

 

Ideas for Small Buisnesses & Nonprofits

To learn more about programs and services to help with your everyday needs click here or simply call 2-1-1. 

 Create A Hurricane Kit Today!


Tomorrow May Be Too Late...

Place the following items in a a sturdy, easy-to-carry water resistant container.  Have enough supplies for at least three days.

  • Water (one gallon per person per day) and ready-to-eat non-perishable foods such as tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit, and juice boxes.
  • A manual can opener and cooking utensils.
  • A battery powered radio or television able to receive HDTV signals, and plenty of batteries.
  • A first aid kit and reference guide
  • Prescription and non-prescription medicines, eye glasses, contact lenses, and hearing aid batteries.
  • Copies of important documents such as a drivers' licenses, birth certificates, insurance policies, and social security cards
  • Cash - ATMs, debit cards or credit cards won't work when the power is out.
  • Extra clothing and blankets.
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.
  • Emergency tools.
  • Extra home and car keys.
  • Food and water for your pets.

 

From the American Red Cross website

 

Other Helpful tips

Hurricane Recovery - Cleaning Up The Mess  
Having designed this booklet a few years ago, there is still some timeless information for you.
http://www.mcinteragency.org/uploads/4/0/7/9/40795537/cleaningupthemess.pdf

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Disaster Prep & Recovery

http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/disaster_prep/

Florida Homeowner Handbook

http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/pdf/FL_homeowners_handbook.pdf

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Hurricane Preparedness & Recovery

http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/disaster_prep/hurricane_prep_fc.shtml

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The Disaster Handbook

http://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/masterfr.htm
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Treating Damaged Trees & Palms

http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/treesandhurricanes/treating.shtml

 

Please see the Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) Guide from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) for an overview of how Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) works and what advocates, elected officials, and service providers can do to reduce hunger and food insecurity before, during, and after a disaster.