HURRICANES are violent storms which can bring intense winds, heavy rain, a storm surge, floods, coastal erosion and tornadoes.  Sounds fun?  Well, it’s not and is an extremely scary experience for those of us who have experienced them first hand.  

While it is difficult to predict the exact time, place and force of a hurricane, it is a fact that residents of the Atlantic, which includes the State of Florida must be prepared.  Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th every year, and every year is different.  According to the National Hurricane Center, each season on average at least six hurricanes occur, of which two become major hurricanes.

Being prepared for any disaster is so important for you, the homeowner.  Please read the following tips to be prepared to secure your life and your property.  Develop a family plan.  Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan ahead just in case. 


  • If you anticipate needing assistance during a disaster, talk to family, friends and others who will be part of your personal support network.
  • Write down and share each aspect of your emergency plan with everyone in your support network.
  • Make sure everyone knows how you plan to evacuate your home or workplace and where you will go in case of a disaster.
  • Make sure that someone in your local network has an extra key to your home and knows where you keep your emergency supplies.
  • Teach those who will help you how to use any lifesaving equipment, administer medicine in case of an emergency.
  • Practice your plan with those who have agreed to be part of your network.


For seniors, the likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, you and your loved ones can be better prepared.  There are commonsense measures older Americans can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen.

Create a network of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers to aid you in an emergency. Discuss your needs and make sure everyone knows how to operate necessary equipment. If appropriate, discuss your needs with your employer.

Seniors should keep specialized items ready, including extra wheelchair batteries, oxygen, catheters, medication, food for service animals and any other items you might need. Keep a list of the type and model numbers of the medical devices you require. Be sure to make provisions for medications that require refrigeration. Make arrangements for any assistance to get to a shelter. For more information, read www.Ready.gov website Preparing Makes Sense For Older Americans or visit the Red Cross website www.redcross.org

BROWARD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

BROWARD SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TAMARAC

4920 NW 51 CT TAMARAC, FL 33319 

OFFICE PHONE: 954-777-3256

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email: mainlands6civic@gmail.com

2016 OFFICE HOURS: TUES, THURS, SAT. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

TAMARAC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

HURRICANCE Seasonis fast approaching!

It begins June 1st and ends November 30th every year. 

Now is the time to start preparing!  Yes we have been fortunate these past years, but who is to say that this year will be the same. 

Regardless, every year you should prepare.