Aimee Bojorquez

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or …

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Prepare Your Pet

Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. Whatever plans you make for yourself, remember to include your pets. If you’re riding out the storm in the home of a family member, friend or neighbor, take your pets with you. Miami-Dade also offers Pet-Friendly Evacuation Centers for residents living in qualified evacuation zones, unsafe structures or mobile homes. Prepare …

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Be Prepared

The 2013 hurricane season is here, and it runs from June 1st through November 30th. Making a hurricane plan ahead of time and stocking up on vital supplies will go a long way toward helping you and your loved ones stay safe in the event of a storm. Make a Plan

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Storm Surge Simulator

More than 1.75 million people are within one of Miami-Dade County’s five Storm Surge Planning Zones. Miami-Dade County, in partnership with Florida International University, has created the Storm Surge Simulator, which combines historical data and modern day technology to illustrate what storm surge could mean to you and your home. Storm Surge Simulator Tool

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What’s a Hurricane?

Hey Kids! Do you know what a hurricane is? I’m sure you hear a lot about them on the news but do you know what they are? Knowing what they are can help you get better prepared for this upcoming hurricane season!! Check out this pretty cool video for more info!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKubdY2mHXc 

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Communities Take Action After a Disaster

Sometimes help may not immediately reach a community after a disaster has taken place!  Communities affected by a disaster may sometimes have to take the initiative to take care of their own community.  Here is an interesting article in relation to how one community was able to successfully manage volunteers and donations, track data, apply for grants and request aid …

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Emergency Plans Are Not Only for Families, Businesses Can Benefit Too!

On May 2011, the town of Joplin, Missouri was struck hard by a severe tornado. Cars disappeared, windows were blown in, and roofs were torn off. The amount of damage was catastrophic.  The tornado claimed 162 lives and more than 8,000 homes and businesses.  One of the businesses heavily impacted by this tornado was Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steak burgers. …

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Conditions Right for Hurricanes?

Hurricane Andrew

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), February 2013 was the globe’s 9th warmest February since records began in 1880. February 2013 global land temperatures were the 11th warmest on record, and global ocean temperatures were the 8th warmest on record. February 2013 was the 336th consecutive month with global temperatures warmer than the 20th …

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The 27th Annual Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference

The 27th Annual Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference, which begins May 5th with training sessions, has its formal opening session on Wednesday May 8th at the Broward County Convention Center. With 48 training sessions and 52 workshops, this conference remains the premier event for the delivery of economical training and education to ensure emergency management professionals within the state have the ability to …

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