In 2013, Miami-Dade County revised all Storm Surge Planning (evacuation) Zones
based on new modeling data. As a result, a greater portion of the County falls within planning zones. It is important for the entire University community to know if their home is within a planning zone, and if so, to plan accordingly. Determine if your home is in a storm surge planning zone by visiting http://gisweb.miamidade.gov/communityservices/
, entering your address, and selecting the emergency management tab or call the Miami-Dade County Answer Center at 3-1-1.
MAKE A PLAN
Develop a family emergency plan. Use the emergency planning templates at Ready South Florida
to outline how you will get to a safe place, contact one another, get back together, and what you will do in different situations.
BUILD A KIT
Take Advantage of the Florida 2014 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 31 through June 8, 2014!
Build a kit with these essential disaster items to ensure your basic needs are met during the first 48-72 hours after a disaster:
• Water – one gallon per person per day for at least three to seven days
• Non-Perishable Food – at least a three to seven day supply
• Flashlight – with extra batteries
• Emergency Radio – battery-powered or hand crank
• First Aid Kit – including medication and prescription drugs for at least 2-weeks
• Fire Extinguisher
• Sanitizer – moist towelette or liquid
• Multi-Tool / Tool Kit
• Tarp or plastic sheeting and duct tape
• Plastic garbage bags
• Important Documents – in a weatherproof container
• Special items-for infants, children, elderly, persons with functional needs, and pets
More information about how to build a kit can be found at Ready South Florida
. Pre-made kits designed for students can be ordered from the American Red Cross