Category Archives: Stay Informed

Get ‘Petpared’ for Disasters


Calling all pet owners! The likelihood your pet will survive a disaster such as a flood or tornado depends largely on proper emergency planning.  In support of America’s PrepareAthon!, FEMA Region III is hosting a national #Petpared Challenge to prepare pets for emergencies. Take action and join in this activity now through May 8, 2015. There are several ways to ... Read More »

Resolve to be Ready in 2015


This year’s Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on Seasonal Preparedness. The Ready campaign encourages families to prepare throughout the year for all weather hazards during winter, spring, fall and summer. This year the campaign is including a downloadable 2015 Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar to plan your preparedness messaging and activities all year long! For a copy, please visit: Read More »

Palm Beach Ready


Palm Beach County always prepares for the needs of its residents. The last eight years have been kind to us, especially compared to the onslaught we faced in 2004 and 2005, but it only takes one storm to remind us of Mother Nature’s fury. If that one storm does affect us, you can be assured that Palm Beach County is ... Read More »

The Broward County Vulnerable Population Registry

Senior Citizen

The Vulnerable Population Registry is for residents who are at risk due to disability, frailty or health issues, regardless of age, who elect to stay at home in the event of a hurricane or other emergency. The Registry is a partnership between Broward County and municipalities to help emergency responders better plan for recoveries from hurricanes and other emergencies. It is ... Read More »

Monroe County Volunteer Programs


  Monroe County Emergency Management believes that “strengthening the Florida Keys communities through volunteerism and service” is not just a mission statement; it’s a way of life. Now, more than ever, the Florida Keys residents of all ages are ready to answer the call and lend a hand. In order to accomplish this mission, it was recognized that a clear ... Read More »

Red Cross Launches Six Free Spanish-Language Apps

Red Cross Spanish

American Red Cross Launches Six Free Spanish-Language Apps with Lifesaving Information to Help Keep Families Safe WASHINGTON, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 — The American Red Cross is launching six free Spanish-language apps for disasters and home emergencies with simple lifesaving information that will help keep families safe. “The free Red Cross Spanish-language apps make mobile devices a lifeline for emergency ... Read More »

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 »

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