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HURRICANE SEASON

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Have a plan that should be tailored to family's specific needs. Also, have a plan for your home and business that you can implement should a storm threaten our area. 

Should a Hurricane Watch or Warning be issued for South Florida, stay tuned to local media and sign up to Alert Cooper City to receive emergency notifications from the City. 


STORM PREPAREDNESS 

Make a Plan
  • Your plan should be tailored to your family’s specific needs.
  • Whether you own a home or a business, review your insurance policies.
  • If you have hurricane shutters, check that they will work properly before storm season starts.
  • Store important documents in a portable and weatherproof storage container. If necessary, make digital copies and store them with password protection.
  • Slowly gather storm supplies, including medication. Do not forget the needs of pets.
Build a Kit

Have enough emergency supplies to last at least seven days. At a minimum, be sure to include:

  •          Water (at least one gallon per person, per day)
  •          Non-perishable, ready-to-eat food
  •          Disposable plates and utensils
  •          Battery-powered flashlight
  •          Battery-powered radio
  •          Extra batteries
  •          First aid kit
  •          Cash
  •          Prescription medication (two-weeks supply)
  •          Hand sanitizer and sanitary wipes
  •          Toilet paper, soap, personal hygiene items
  •          Large plastic garbage bags
  •          Unscented bleach
  •          Tool kit including cord, rope, hammer, wood nails, duct tape, tarp.
  •          Pet food, cat litter, and other pet care items
  •          Supplies for babies and/or the elderly
  •          Books, games and toys
  •          Clothing, including rain gear and sturdy shoes
Stay Informed
Resources

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SALES TAX HOLIDAY 

Residents can purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempty form tax during the 2024 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, starting June 1 through Friday, June 14, 2024. A second exemption period will begin Saturday, August 24 and extend through Friday, September 6

For more information, visit: https://floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep.