You love Florida and so do I. It is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. However, at certain times of the year we must protect ourselves, our family, and our property from the threat of the severe storms that sometimes come our way.
In the event of a hurricane or other major emergency, you must be prepared to survive on your own for 72 hours.
How? Take action before the storm, not after!
The resources below provide tips to help you protect your family in any emergency. Please take the time to read this valuable information and resolve to implement your personal Hurricane Protection Plan today. Click here to view our guide on hurricane preparedness.
Have a great and safe hurricane season!
Katrina S. Scarborough, CFA, CCF, MCF
Osceola County Property Appraiser
Before the Storm
Early preparation and planning are essential to being as safe as possible during a hurricane. The following sites provide information about hurricane preparation kits and preparing your home for severe weather.
During the Storm
Listen to your local and national weather information sources. They will tell you what to do and where to go in case of emergency. For information on local and national weather information resources, click the links below.
- Central Florida News 13
- Florida Department of Transportation
- Florida Division of Emergency Management
- National Hurricane Center
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Osceola County Emergency Management
- Radio NEWS 96.5
- The Weather Channel – Hurricane Central
- WESH Channel 2
- WFTV Channel 9
- WKMG Local 6
After the Storm
If your home or community has been adversely affected by the storm, look to these and other sources for assistance. Learn more about local recovery resources by clicking the links below.