Polk County Emergency Management: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management
Highlands County Emergency Management: http://www.hcbcc.net/departments/emergency_operations/emergency_management.php
Hardee County: http://www.hardeecounty.net/eoc.htm
Hurricane kits: www.flash.org/peril_inside.php?id=84
Baynews 9: www.baynews9.com/hurricane.html
Disaster Preparedness: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management/disaster-preparedness
Emergency Shelters: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management/emergency-shelters
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Make A Plan!
1.) Think ahead and create a family emergency plan.
2.) Plan how you will get together in different situations.
3.) Discuss what to do if you must evacuate.
4.) Practice your plans with your family
5.) Have a contact list.
6.) If phones are down, pick two meeting places:
a.) Near your home
b.) Somewhere outside the neighborhood.
7.) Test smoke/carbon monoxide detectors monthly.
8.) Learn how to turn off gas, electric, water and heater systems at main breaker switches.
9.) Learn First-Aid and CPR.
10.) Discuss basic safety rules.
11.) Make sure children know what to do if they are home alone.
12.) Plan for elders or disabled family members and neighbors.
13.) Include pets in your family emergency plan.
1.) Learn about the different threats:
a.) Severe Weather
c.) Hazardous Materials (biological, chemical, explosive or radiological)
2.) Discuss the different hazards with your family.
3.) Monitor TV, radio or trusted Internet sites for information
4.) Stay calm, have plans ready and listen for instructioins from local officials.
If you have questions, call your county emergency management office.
To print out the Hurricane Outage Kit List, click the link below.
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