FLOOD & Hurricane Preparedness
The Village of North Palm Beach works with local, state and federal agencies to prepare for hurricanes, flooding and severe storms, and to prepare for other disasters whether accidental or intentional.
The agency that coordinates emergency preparation and response locally is the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management.
The Village recommends that all residents prepare for storms and disasters by familiarizing themselves with the planning guide published on the Division of Emergency Management website: www.ReadyPBC.com.
- Make a plan
- Build a kit
- Get involved
- Be informed
Next, locate an evacuation risk shelter so you know where to go if you need to.
The Division of Emergency Management also recommends that you download their special app to your cell phone. It's called PBC DART (Palm Beach County Disaster Awareness and Recovery Tool), and it provides residents with information and tools to prepare for a disaster and report damage afterward.
Visit www.ReadyPBC.com to see all the County Division of Emergency Management recommendations.
Specifically for Village residents
In an emergency, or if a major storm approaches, the Village will put out information of particular importance to Village residents and businesses. There are several ways to get updates:
- Check this Village webpage often
- Follow the Village on Facebook at /VillageNPB
- Follow the Village on Twitter at @VillageNPB
- Sign up for hurricane updates directly to your email or by text to your cell phone
Other useful preparation resources
- Palm Beach County Hurricane guide booklet (printable pdf, 32 pages)
- Ready.gov - Hurricanes
- FEMA Storm Preparation Guide
- National Hurricane Center - Analyses & Forecasts
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