June 1st marks the first day of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) released its annual outlook for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season on May 22. Forecasters predict between 8 and 13 named storms, of which 3 to 6 could become hurricanes including 1 to 2 major hurricanes.
If you have not already started preparing, NOW is the best time to start making preparations in the event that we have a storm. You may want to review the following sites for information on shelters, preparation checklist, shopping list, etc. Some of this information, including the shelter lists.
Hurricane Preparedness Information:
Ready - Prepare . Plan . Stay Informed = http://www.ready.gov/
NHC Hurricane Preparedness Videos = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnPcd1_EY1g&index=7&list=PL63A9138A2047B1A4
National Hurricane Center = http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/
Palm Beach County Hurricane Preparedness = http://www.pbcgov.com/dem/hurricane/
Shelters Information in Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County:
Palm Beach County Shelters: http://www.pbcgov.com/dem/hurricane/pdf/2013Shelters.pdf
Palm Beach County Pet Friendly Shelters (you may need to pre-register to use these shelters): http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/animalcare/pdf/pet_friendly_shelter_map.pdf
Broward County Shelters: http://www.broward.org/Hurricane/Pages/HurricaneEvacuationMap.aspx
Miami-Dade Shelters: http://www.miamidade.gov/hurricane/library/2014-hurricane-evacuation-centers.pdf