|This week, NOAA announced the formation of Hurricane Elsa, and storm force winds are expected to reach our coast as early as Sunday. In this email, I’m sharing vital information to limit the harm this storm may inflict on our lives and property. I recommend you save and print a copy of this email, so you have crucial phone numbers and emergency information quick at hand to be ready for this and other storms headed our way.
At the start of hurricane season, I pulled together storm and emergency preparedness experts (including representatives from NOAA, FEMA, FDEM and Broward County) to discuss forecasts for the 2021 season and how we can best prepare for a potential storm. The entire briefing can be watched here.
|Hurricanes can wreak havoc and cause horrific consequences, so it is vital that every South Florida household and business create a storm plan of action, especially as we still fight a deadly virus. As we did during the 2020 hurricane season, we should include added COVID-19 precautions in this year’s hurricane preparations. Most important, that means getting vaccinated, especially if you have to shelter with others. Remember: the better we plan and prepare, the safer we will all be.
Important Phone Numbers and Websites
PLEASE NOTE **For police, fire or medical assistance during any emergency, please dial 911**
As we prepare for an active hurricane season, please know that my office is always available to help in any way possible. You can contact my Sunrise office at (954) 845-1179 or contact me online here.