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Be hurricane ready: Free resources provide up-to-the-minute info, tips

It's still hurricane season. Stay informed.

Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County offers the free ReadyMDC mobile app, which allows you to get the most up-to-the-minute information to deal with a hurricane before, during and after. 

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  • How to prepare for a hurricane
  • Knowing which areas that are in danger of storm surge
  • Locating evacuation centers
  • What to do with your pets
  • Finding assistance 

Download on Google Play: Click here. Download on iTunes: Click here

Palm Beach County

Stay on top of South Florida’s fast-changing weather with Palm Beach Post Weather+. Get hourly radar, severe weather push notifications, 7-day forecasts, hurricane alerts and more. It’s your local weather, delivered in a whole new way.

Download on Google Play: Click here. Download on iTunes: Click here

Broward County

Broward county does not have an app, but a notification system. AlertBroward notifications will provide subscribers with important information in critical countywide situations such as a hurricane. This would include evacuations, curfews, and open shelters.

By signing up you’ll receive time-sensitive calls to your home, business or mobile phones, or you can sign up for text messages or emails. You pick where, you pick how.?

Learn more about hurricane prep

Find other Miami-Dade County resources – including videos, maps, checklists and more – by clicking here

The site is run by the Office of Emergency Management, which plans and prepares for emergencies by coordinating activities with county departments, municipalities, nonprofit social service and medical-care agencies, businesses, residents and visitors. It helps educate the public on preparedness, coordinating emergency response and recovery, and delivers emergency information.

Hurricane prep for pets

Meanwhile, Miami-Dade Animal Services wants to know: Do you have all your pet supplies in case of a storm?

The county agency is reminding residents to “always include your furry family members in your storm plans!” 

When planning an emergency kit, pet owners are urged to consider the pet’s basic needs, including prescriptions and important paperwork. 

Click here to for a checklist of recommended pet supplies.

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