If you are ordered to evacuate, secure your home and leave immediately.Failure to obey an evacuation order is a violation of Florida law.
Remember: Mobile home residents may be ordered to evacuate earlier than the general population depending on anticipated weather conditions.
Decide NOW where you would go if ordered to evacuate; a friend or relative, a hotel, out of the region or, as a last resort, to a shelter. If you are going to leave the region or go to a hotel, you must leave early. Determine your route.
Prepare your Disaster Supplies Kit prior to June 1st. Check periodically during the season and obtain any items you need. You may print the Disaster Supplies Kit Checklist by clicking on the following links:
Hurricane Supplies ChecklistDisaster Supplies Checklist
Keep home in good repair.
Tack down loose roofing and siding.Trim dead or broken branches from trees. Make the minor improvements needed, such as bracing the gable end of roofs to make your home safer. Contact a professional engineer, licensed contractor or architect to inspect your home for structural integrity
Make plans and purchase materials to protect your home before the storm (plywood, shutter, or protective window film; plastic sheeting, nails, etc.)
Purchase a battery-powered weather alert radio
Store insurance and title papers in a safe place or send a copy to a relative out of the area.Make sure your address number is clearly marked on your home.Whether you rent or own your home, review your insurance policies with your agent now.