2017 Hurricane Season Is Here!

Are you prepared?

 

211 HelpLine provides information on services for your everyday needs and in times of crisis. Call 2-1-1 or (866) 882-2991

We live in one of the most beautiful areas of the United States. Along with our great weather, ocean, palm trees and sand comes hurricane season.

Hurricane experts predict an average or just above average number of storms this year... and warn residents along the eastern coastal regions to be mindful that La Niña may create conditions favorable to storm activity...

Prediction models forecast 12- (18 on the high side) named storms with 6-8 hurricanes of which 2-3 could be category 3 or higher. Residents along the coastal regions are asked to prepare each year- no matter what the forecast.

The National Hurricane Center emphasizes that it only takes one storm to change your life and community.

211 HelpLine partners with emergency management services and local agencies in Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast to get you the information needed to prepare, endure, and recover from adverse events.      

Be prepared. We encourage all individuals, families, organizations and businesses to take stock, plan and get prepared. You can also call 2-1-1 before, during and after a storm or other disaster.   

 

211 HelpLine's official hurricane website will become fully activated in the event of a disaster and will feature up-to-the-minute resource information based on updates from local, state and federal agencies.

Ideas for Small Buisnesses & Nonprofits

To learn more about programs and services to help with your everyday needs click here or simply call 2-1-1. 

 Create A Hurricane Kit Today!


Tomorrow May Be Too Late...

Place the following items in a a sturdy, easy-to-carry water resistant container.  Have enough supplies for at least three days.

  • Water (one gallon per person per day) and ready-to-eat non-perishable foods such as tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit, and juice boxes.
  • A manual can opener and cooking utensils.
  • A battery powered radio or television able to receive HDTV signals, and plenty of batteries.
  • A first aid kit and reference guide
  • Prescription and non-prescription medicines, eye glasses, contact lenses, and hearing aid batteries.
  • Copies of important documents such as a drivers' licenses, birth certificates, insurance policies, and social security cards
  • Cash - ATMs, debit cards or credit cards won't work when the power is out.
  • Extra clothing and blankets.
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.
  • Emergency tools.
  • Extra home and car keys.
  • Food and water for your pets.

 

From the American Red Cross website