There are 2.5 days left until a potentially devastating force of nature rams into your city. Florida hasn't seen a hurricane of quite this magnitude like the 180 mph category 5 hurricane, Irma. Advanced preparations have already been in play for days and mandatory evacuations have also been issued in surrounding areas.
No one that I know of is taking this situation lightly especially after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Texas a few weeks ago. It seems like a waiting game as we diligently watch the weather forecast for a more concrete prediction. Do we get up and go now before it's to late? ...
Many of you already know the drill but here are some resources and checklists that may be helpful in our situation.
Here are 10 tips to prepare for Hurricane Irma by Clarissa Buch of Miami New Times-
Emergency Contacts City of Fort Lauderdale
Hurricane Emergency Hotline – 954-828-8888
24-Hour Customer Service Center– 954-828-8000
o Non-Emergency – 954-764-4357 or 954-764-HELP
o Emergency – 911
City Commission Office– 954-828-5003
City Hall– 954-828-8000
Broward County Emergency Management Division – 954-831-3900
Broward County Hurricane Hotline– 954-831-4000
Special Needs Registry with Broward County Human Services – 954-831-3902
Hearing-Impaired (TTY) Special Needs Registrywith Broward County Human Services – 954-357-5608
Mass Transit– 954-357-8400
State and Federal Government
Division of Emergency Management– 850-413-9900
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)– 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-FEMA
National Flood Insurance– 1-888-379-9531
Florida Power & Light (FPL)– 1-800-468-8243 or 1-800-4OUTAGE
AT&T / BellSouth Repair Service– 1-877-737-2478
TECO / People’s Gas Company– 1-877-832-6747
American Red Cross (Broward Chapter)– 954-763-9900