Hurricane Season is Here! Be Prepared!
Hurricane season is Here!
The best way to handle a hurricane is to make a plan before the storm. Making an emergency plan can seem overwhelming, but the City of Port St. Lucie created a comprehensive planning guide complete with Federal Emergency Management Agency resources. Visit www.cityofpsl.com/hurricane to make your plan today.
Be Prepared with Help from the City
Hurricane season officially began on June 1. The City premiered the 15th Annual Hurricane Preparedness Virtual Expo on Facebook to help residents start preparing for the season ahead. The Expo gives helpful tips and information from special guests and much more!
Flooding is a significant problem during a hurricane. How can you be prepared?
Flooding is a major concern during a hurricane. To avoid major damage to your family and belongings, it is important to be aware of flood warnings and know your flood zone. For more information on floods, visit www.cityofpsl.com/flood
Local authorities will issue flood warnings when flooding is imminent, so it is key to monitor local media. Local media channels include:
- The Weather Channel
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Weather radios for emergency updates
Sign up for emergency notifications from St. Lucie County at www.stlucieco.gov/alert
Know Your Flood Zone
Knowing your flood zone is the key to knowing if you have to evacuate during a hurricane. Visit the City’s Flood Zone interactive map and search your address to learn if you’re in a designated evacuation zone: www.cityofpsl.com/floodzone.
To find out if your home is in a Special Flood Hazard Area has a history of flooding, or may be affected by erosion, contact the Public Works Department.
Thank you and stay safe.