Local Hurricane Resource Guide

Shelters, tips, safety checklists and more to be prepared and be safe!

By Macaroni KID Palm Beach Gardens-Jupiter June 28, 2021

In the event of a hurricane warning, we encourage you to follow local sites for updates and be prepared for the worst.

We have put together a list of resources for you:

Areas Under Evacuation

Evacuation Zones and Procedures

National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Checklist

Local Updates

Report and Check Power Outages

Local Updates and Tracking

Get the 511 App to Check Traffic or CALL 511

Find Out Which Gas Stations Have Gas

Gas Stations That Can Pump Gas With No Electricity

What to Do with Your Pool

Download WhatsApp to Use Without Cell Service 
(still requires Wi-Fi - see link below for list of hotspots to use if you don't have power or cell service)

Sign Up for Weather Alerts from Palm Beach County Emergency Management

Palm Beach Public School Closures

Waze App for Gas and Traffic Info

Help Kids Cope App to Help Talking to Children About Disaster and Much More

Preparing Your Child for Hurricane Stress

Why You Should Close All Interior Doors During the Storm

What Not to Do During a Hurricane from the Miami Herald

How Hurricanes Are Ranked:

Category 1 is wind between 74-95 mph
Category 2 is wind between 86-110 mph
Category 3 is wind between 111-130 mph*
Category 4 is wind between 131-155 mph*
Category 5 is wind at 156 mph or higher*

*Categories 3, 4 and 5 are identified as major hurricanes.

Prepare Your Home:

Remove outdoor items
Trim dead branches on your trees
Board up windows
Fill gas tanks and containers
Get extra cash and store it safely
Move furniture away from windows
Store important documents in a waterproof container and/or plastic zipper bag

Create A Hurricane Kit:

Battery operated radio, lanterns, and clock
Candles and matches
Batteries of all sizes
First aid kit
Rain gear
Duct tape
Clean clothes and blankets
Plastic trash bags
Fire extinguisher
Can opener
Heavy gloves

Food and Water:

Pack 3 to 7 days worth of non-perishable food per person
Bottled water - enough for one gallon per person each day
Bottled juice
Two coolers - one for food, one for drinks
Manual can opener
Dry pet food

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