BSO Hurricane Guide

Staying safe during the hurricane:

  • Stay away from windows and doors. Identify a “safe room” in your home where you can stay during the hurricane. Choose a room with no doors or windows, like a closet. Bring a mattress into the room and use it for additional protection against falling debris.
  • Expect to lose power. Make sure you have flashlights within reach in your safe room.
  • Never venture outside during the storm. Flying debris may cause serious injury or death.
  • Be aware of the hurricane's “eye” passing overhead. A brief period of calm will be followed by winds blowing in the opposite direction and damage may be greater.
  • Stay away from rising water. Fallen power lines may still be "hot" and electrocution can occur. Water may also contain raw sewage.
BSO Hurricane Guide Main Page
Be aware of approaching storms
Hurricane supplies
Installing hurricane shutters
As the storm approaches
Should you evacuate?
Pet and livestock owners - special preparations
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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