Hurricane season lasts every year from June 1 until November 30. Please use the resources below to make sure you and your family are well prepared.
Make sure to consult resources from the Miami-Dade County’s website here, and the FloridaDisasters.org page here for the most up to date information on preparation for the event of a hurricane. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also compiled a list of instructions for how to prepare for hurricane season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic here.
For a list of evacuation centers in Miami-Dade County, a list of open centers will become available on www.miamidade.gov or by calling 311.
How can you be prepared for a hurricane?
First, you are going to want to make a plan. Check out the link here at Ready.gov to understand the necessary questions you must answer to have a successful and efficient emergency plan.
Know where you and/or your loved ones are going to go in the event of an emergency. This link here has the best explanation of the best locations and their respective protocols to follow depending on your choice. There are also evacuation protocols you should be aware of. They can be found here.
The best way to be aware of developments on any potential hurricanes is to be vigilant for messages coming on your phones from the various emergency alert systems your local, state, and federal governments have set up. More information on these alerts can be found here.
Small Business Owner Resources
Click here for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) home page.
Clickhere for the SBA’s guidelines on emergency preparation.
Click here for the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
Click here for a comprehensive hurricane-preparedness checklist from the SBA.
Click here for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) hurricane resources list.
Click here for the HUD’s list of agencies that can help with housing questions.
Click here for information on mortgage insurance.
Click here for information on rehabilitation mortgage insurance.
Click here for information on home improvement.
Click here for information on disaster relief options for FHA homeowners.
Click here for information on the HUD’s community development block grant disaster recovery program.
Click here for a comprehensive hurricane-preparedness checklist from HUD.
Click here for federal disaster unemployment assistance from the U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
Click here for disaster recovery assistance from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Click here for disaster assistance and emergency relief for individuals and businesses from the U.S. International Revenue Service (IRS).
Click here for guidelines on food and water safety during a natural disaster from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Click here for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s hurricane information page.