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.

Satellite photo of Hurricane Matthew approaching east coast of United States.
Graphic of Four steps for emergency preparedness. Make a plan. Build a kit. Get involved. Be informe
The Division of Emergency Management guidelines advise residents to:


  1. Make a plan
  2. Build a kit
  3. Get involved
  4. Be informed

Evacuation Plans


To begin your plan, find out if you are in an evacuation zone. You can find this information by using this Evacuation Zone Map tool .

Shelters


Next, locate an evacuation risk shelter so you know where to go if you need to.

Notification Methods

  • The Division of Emergency Management also recommends that you sign up for "AlertPBC," which is the County's Emergency Notification System, which sends text or voice messages to your phone.
  • You can also download their information app (cell phones & iPads only). 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.

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:

Flood Risk Resources 



Other Useful Resources



Learn About Hurricanes


Local Mitigation Strategy


The Village participates in the County's Unified Local Mitigation Strategy Plan and Working Group. It is comprised of county, municipal, private sector, and community partners, including the general public, who prepare and promote strategies to reduce long-term risks from natural, technological and human caused disasters.

After a storm, keep in touch ...

If phone lines, cell phones and the Internet are not working after a hurricane, look for brochure distribution boxes temporarily mounted on street light and telephone poles in neighborhoods throughout the Village (see map below). The boxes will be put in place AFTER a serious storm if other means of communication are not working, and will have updated information to help residents stay informed about recovery operations.

pole mounted brochure box