BSO Hurricane Guide

As the storm approaches:

  1. Install your hurricane shutters or plywood. Forget about using masking tape or duct tape on windows; it does not prevent windows from breaking and it can be difficult to remove after the storm.
  2. Bring inside any lawn furniture, BBQ grills, trash cans, hanging plants, etc. that may be picked up by the wind. These objects become deadly missiles in a hurricane.
  3. Fill you cars' gas tanks and withdraw enough money from your bank to last for several days. Gas pumps and ATM's will not work if electricity is out.
  4. Make sure prescription medications are available for several weeks. And don't forget about the special needs of infants, the elderly, the disabled and pets.
  5. Gather your important papers, including insurance policies, and place them in plastic bags or other waterproof material and keep them with you during the storm.
  6. Wedge sliding glass doors to prevent them from being blown off tracks.
  7. Check for loose rain gutters and down spouts.
  8. Turn up refrigerators and freezers to maximum cold.
  9. Disinfect a bathtub in your home and fill it with water to use for washing dishes and flushing toilets.
  10. Evacuate if you are required to do so or if you do not wish to remain in your home during the storm; click here for a list of Broward County hurricane shelters. Remember that pets are premitted only in certain shelters, and you must pre-register to access that shelter. Call the Humane Society of Broward County at (954) 989-3977 for more information.
BSO Hurricane Guide Main Page
Be aware of approaching storms
Hurricane supplies
Installing hurricane shutters
Should you evacuate?
Pet and livestock owners - special preparations
Staying safe during the hurricane
After the storm has safely passed
Generator safety
Price gouging
Snapshot Damage Assessment Program
More information
List of Broward County hurricane shelters

Other helpful information from Broward County:

For a complete list of Broward County services, please click here to view The Official Broward County Hurricane Preparedness Guide.

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