Prepare your home

Prepare your home 2019-06-04T17:38:33-05:00

We’re committed to keeping our community safe and healthy. Hurricane season is June 1 – November 30. To help keep you, your family, your home and your pets safe, here are some resources to help you prepare:

FEMA Guidance for Hurricane Preparation
FEMA Guidance for Flood Preparation

American Red Cross – emergency contact card template, tips on creating an evacuation plan for your family, information on shelter-in-place, guidelines for creating a disaster supplies kit

AT&T – tips for preparing your home and ensuring telephone line safety

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – comprehensive storm preparation information

Florida Division of Emergency Management – guides you through creating a family disaster plan

Florida Power & Light Company – tips on what to do in case of a power outage, how to prepare for power being turned back on, electricity-related hurricane tips

Miami-Dade County Hurricane Website – information on gearing up for hurricane season, what to do before a hurricane hits, how to stay safe during a hurricane and keeping your guard up after a hurricane

Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management evacuation zone maps, special needs evacuation, shutter and generator safety guidelines, as well as tips on bottling water, protecting your home, keeping your pet safe, securing your boat, accessing shelter and register to receive public safety text and email alerts

National Hurricane Center – up-to-date storm tracking and alerts

FEMA App – The FEMA App contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations (one-stop centers where disaster survivors can access key relief services) and shelters, general ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the FEMA blog.

American Red Cross: First Aid App – The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice, it’s never been easier to know first aid.

Life360 Family Locator – Life360 keeps millions of families connected, no matter what chaos life throws their way.

Other important links

Florida Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline
Humane Society of Greater Miami
Miami-Dade County Animal Services, Pet Preparedness
Miami-Dade Regulatory & Economic Resources
Miami-Dade County Police (non-emergency)
Miami-Dade Transit Services
Miami-Dade County Emergency and Evacuation Assistance
National Flood Insurance
Peoples Gas (TECO Energy)

If you need help after the storm, please call JCS Helpline Services at 305-576-6550 or 211.