Hurricane Season Facts for Southeast Florida:
- The Peak of season for land falling is 9/10 – 10/20 with the median at 9/21
- 60% make landfall in South Florida after 9/10
- Historically, 19 storms hit South Florida in October, 15 in September, and 10 in August
Long-Range History from the National Hurricane Center:
- 281 hurricanes that have struck the United States since 1851
- Of which, 114 (37 major storms) hit Florida
- 32 times the State of Florida was hit by multiple hurricanes
Coral Springs residents, are you ready?
If a major disaster struck South Florida, forcing you to utilize important emergency supplies, safeguard your home and business, determine how to best care for your loved ones, or even whether to evacuate to a safe area, ask yourself, are you really ready?
The local message is simple: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed.
In the event of disaster, first responders for CSPD and CSFD will be very busy attending to the most vulnerable populations, so it is each able person’s responsibility to be prepared.
Visit the new Ready South Florida initiative resource is located at www.ReadySouthFlorida.org. This website provides South Floridians with tips on how to develop an emergency plan, create an emergency kit and be informed during a disaster.
The site also has downloadable emergency preparedness brochures, links to each local county’s emergency management website and connection Facebook. The website and brochures are available in English, Spanish and Creole.
List below are a few links to the www.ReadySouthFlorida.org website and resources: