Hurricane Preparedness


A Hurricane Preparedness Message from Mayor Dean J. Trantalis

National Weather Service Advisories

Now is the Time to Prepare for a Hurricane!

Please use the information below and on the pages listed in the left column navigation menu on this page to help you prepare for a possible hurricane.

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Stay in Touch with Us

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways to stay informed before, during and after a storm:

Prepare a Disaster Supply Kit

Have enough emergency supplies to last for at least three days (72 hours). At a minimum, be sure to include:

  • Water (at least one gallon per person per day)
  • Non-perishable, ready-to-eat food (manual can opener)
  • Disposable plates and utensils
  • Battery-powered flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Cash
  • Prescription medication (two-week supply)
  • Eye glasses or contact lenses
  • Toilet paper, soap, wipes, personal hygiene items
  • Large plastic garbage bags
  • Change of clothes, gloves, sturdy shoes, rain gear
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Keys (home, vehicle, boat)
  • Tools (including rope, duct tape, tarp)
  • Unscented bleach
  • Supplies for those with special needs (infants, children, seniors and pets)
  • Important documents (driver’s license, birth certificate, insurance papers, medical records, etc. in a waterproof container)

Aftermath of Hurricane Wilma

Emergency Preparedness for Residents Slide Presentation

You can download and view the Emergency Preparedness for Residents slide presentation prepared by the Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department and Domestic Preparedness and Emergency Management Bureau. (Please note that this is a LARGE file and will take some time to download.)

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