The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and runs through November 30. I join with local government emergency management officials to encourage you to have a plan of action to protect your property and residents. This preparation is especially critical for properties located within hurricane evacuation zones. However, even those properties at higher elevations and further inland should be aware of the danger of hurricane-force winds and the tornadoes they can spawn.
For more information, visit the website for your county’s emergency management office.
An additional, valuable resource is the Florida Division of Emergency Management website: www.floridadisaster.org.
Also, through June 8, you can take advantage of Florida’s sales tax holiday when you purchase hurricane preparedness supply items. The tax-exempt products include portable generators, batteries, first aid kits, ground anchor systems, flashlights, and more.