Hurricane Headquarters

Are you prepared? Below are a few sites and information that may be of help to you in preparing and dealing with a hurricane. rb_lalo-animated

National Weather Service
National Weather Service – Hurricane Preparedness
Sun Sentinel – Hurricane Headquarters
FEMA – Disaster Recovery & Assistance
Florida Division of Emergency Management

TRIM TREES AND SHRUBBERY
Now is the time to trim trees and shrubbery, and remove coconuts. All vegetation is picked up in the City on a weekly basis. Having your property maintained before a storm will help to ensure that our Public Works Department will be able to assist all areas of the City during unexpected emergencies.

DISPOSE OF TRASH AND UNWANTED HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Now is the time to get rid of unwanted items. Don’t wait until a hurricane is on its way before you empty out your garage to make room for vehicles.

SHELTERS OR EVACUATION PLAN
Now is the time to form a family hurricane action plan. Lighthouse Point is in a mandatory evacuation area with Category 3 and above storms. Determine what hurricane plan you and your family will follow should the need arise, how your home will be secured, and where you will stay. The best place to stay is in a home which is outside of the evacuation zone and that has hurricane shutters, food, and supplies.
As a storm is approaching DO NOT put out tree limbs, debris, bulk trash items, or clean out your garage to make room for vehicles. In previous years many residents waited until a hurricane was on its way before they emptied out their garages to make room for vehicles, and unfortunately had to bring their unwanted household items and trash back into their garages because there wasn’t enough time for trash collection

SIGN UP FOR NIXLE ALERTS FOR THE LATEST LOCAL UPDATES 

There are several easy ways for Lighthouse Point residents to sign up for Nixle:

  1. Text your zip code to 888777 from your mobile phone.
  2. Download the “Nixle OneBridge” application and follow registration instructions.
  3. Go to http://local.nixle.com/register/ to sign up and register.