Hurricane Season is Coming!
Today marks 10 days until the 2019 hurricane season starts on June 1st
. Are you and your family ready? If you have to evacuate, do you have a plan? If you're staying at home during a storm, do you have the supplies you’ll need? Now is the time to answer these questions, not two days before a hurricane strikes.
Tamarac Fire Rescue and Walmart have partnered to make it easier for residents to prepare. Below is information on two basic supply kits you can order and pick up at the Neighborhood Walmart in Tamarac (6931 NW 88th Ave.)
on June 1st
. There is no tax on the purchase as this is also the start of the tax-free week for hurricane supplies.If you have a medical condition and require accommodations not available at a general shelter, now is also the time to sign up for a Special Needs Shelter. Many individuals may be able to shelter safely at home. If you're at risk due to a disability, frailty or health issue and you elect to stay at home, you should register with the Vulnerable Population Registry
, regardless of age.Lastly, don’t forget to plan for your pets. Remember that service animals may be allowed in a general population shelter but it is still your responsibility to feed your animal and take care of its needs. If your pet is not a service animal, the county does have pet-friendly shelters available. Whether you are going to stay at home, evacuate to a shelter or stay with family and friends out of the area, now is the time to make your hurricane plan.