Category Archives: Stay Informed

The Importance of Flood Insurance

DR 1718

Flooding still remains the most costly natural hazard disaster in the United States. But did you know that flood losses are not typically covered under renter and homeowner insurance policies? With flooding causing nearly $24 billion in damages within the last 10 years, ensuring that your family is capable of bouncing back from a flood should be a very real concern. ... Read More »

We are seeking assistance and participation in the 2014 Miami-Dade County Community Preparedness Survey

Miami Dade Survey

During the month of February, the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management is conducting a study to better understand the preparedness needs of its residents. To do so, a survey is being distributed throughout the county. The survey… is available at: Please make sure to participate and share this link with friends and family! The survey results will enable ... Read More »

Miami-Dade CERT Graduating Class

CERT schools

On November 13, 2013, a graduation ceremony was held at D.A. Dorsey Educational Center to present the FIRST  vocational Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. During their training, these students were taught how to respond responsibly and safely if a disaster were to occur in their community. This training was facilitated by Robert Page of the American ... Read More »

American Red Cross Pet First Aid App

pet first aid app

Did you know the American Red Cross just released their very first Pet First Aid phone App? Features: Convenient toggle between cat and dog content. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Prepare and protect your pet’s health with advice on administering medication, time to say goodbye, behavioral help and how to act in a ... Read More »

Emergency Management and Preparedness – Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series


Marcie Roth, Director of FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, would like to announce the next session in the “Emergency Management and Preparedness – Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series”.   “Communication with People with Disabilities in Disasters” webinar will take place November 12, 2013. This free webinar will focus on communicating with people with disabilities during and after ... Read More »

Stop. Think. Connect – Connect with Care and Be Web Wise

Connect with Care. When in doubt, throw it out: Links in email, tweets, posts, and online advertising are often the way cybercriminals compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious, even if you know the source, it’s best to delete or if appropriate, mark as junk email. Get savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots: Limit the type of business you conduct and adjust ... Read More »

Safety Tips for Mobile Devices: Protect Your Personal Information

Phones can contain tremendous amounts of personal information. Lost or stolen devices can be used to gather information about you and, potentially, others. Protect your phone like you would your computer. Secure your phone: Use a strong passcode to lock your phone Think before you app: Review the privacy policy and understanding what data (location, access to your social networks) ... Read More »

Get Emergency Alerts & Notifications

phone alert

  Subscribe now to receive text alerts to cell phones or other mobile devices to receive important information about significant emergency events. Palm Beach County Regional Alerts and Notification system (under development) Broward County Code Red Notification System Miami-Dade Alerts Monroe County Emergency Alerts Read More »