U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, SOUTH 2013 HURRICANE INFORMATION HANDBOOK UPDATED: 17 MAY 2013 UNCLASSIFIED TABLE OF CONTENTS Hurricane Overview . . . Hurricane Associated Dangers & Threats High Winds . . . Tornados and Downbursts . Storm Surge and Inland Flooding . . . . . . . . . . MARFORSOUTH Destructive Weather Plan (OPLAN 1-01) 3 . . 4 . . 5 6 . . Hurricane Preparedness Broward Evacuation Shelters . . . . Generator Equipped Grocery Stores (Broward County) .
Gas Stations Pre-wired for Generators Power (Broward County) Broward Storm Surge Zones . . . . Broward County Routes . . . . Miami-Dade Evacuation Shelters . . . Generator Equipped Grocery Stores (Miami-Dade) . . Gas Stations Pre-Equipped Grocery Stores (Miami-Dade) . Miami-Dade Storm Surge Zones . . . Miami-Dade County Routes . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . 25 Evacuation Kit Checklist . . . . 26 . . . . 27
22 23 24 Additional Broward /Miami Dade Services . . Vulnerable Population Registration Special Medical Needs Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program . Important Phone Numbers . . . . UNCLASSIFIED 19 20 21 . . . . . 13 14 15 16 17 . . . . Hurricane Survival Kit Checklist 7 12 Hurricane Preparation Checklists Before Season . . During Approach . During Hurricane . Post Destructive Weather . .
. 29 30 2 UNCLASSIFIED HURRICANE OVERVIEW The term hurricane is a regionally specific name for a strong tropical cyclone. A tropical cyclone is a non-frontal synoptic scale low-pressure system over tropical or sub-tropical waters with organized convection (e.g. thunderstorm activity) and definite cyclonic surface wind circulation. Tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of less than 39 mph are called tropical depressions. Once a tropical cyclone reaches winds of at least 39 mph, it is typically called a tropical storm and assigned a name. If winds reach 74 mph, then the tropical storm becomes a hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts 1 June and ends 30 November each year; however, hurricanes have occurred outside of this six month period. The eye, or center, of a hurricane can be relatively calm. The edges of the eye can be the most powerful portion of the storm. Hurricane hazards include wind (including tornados), rain, and storm surge. Tropical Storm Force Winds (TSFW), which are 39 mph or greater, may extend more than 200 miles out from the eye of a storm. TSFWs may arrive as much as 30 hrs prior to the eye of a storm, depending upon the forward speed of the storm. Hurricanes occasionally produce sustained winds equal to or higher than tornado intensity. Weakening hurricanes frequently produce tornadoes, especially when they make landfall. TSFWs cause major property damage; however , more than 80% of hurricane related deaths are due to inland fresh water flooding caused by heavy rainfall. Hurricanes also frequently produce storm surge, a large dome or mound of water that overrun the coast line and inundate inland areas. UNCLASSIFIED 3 UNCLASSIFIED HIGH WINDS The onset of TSFWs is the threshold for a destructive weather event. TSFWs can have effects up to thirty hours in advance of the eye of a storm and are measured in accordance with the Saffir-Simpson Scale for destructive effects. The Scale estimates damage resulting from the correlative category due to high winds, tornados and flooding. Winds in coastal areas are generally stronger due to less friction over water and sustained winds in inland areas are generally lower than near coasts. Winds from hurricanes can reach hundreds of miles inland with some wind gusts reaching speeds equal to F4 tornado intensity (>200 mph). The effects of the wind on structures is not linear (e.g. not a one-to-one ratio).The force of the wind on structures increases by the square of the velocity. For examples, a wind speed of 100 mph creates an effect 1900 units greater than a wind speed of 90 mph, even though the difference in speed is only 10 mph. However, the same 10 mph difference between 130 mph and 140 mph creates an effect 2700 units greater. Saffir-Simpson Scale Catego ry Winds Effects One
74-95 mph No real damage to building structures. Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees. Also, some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage Two 96-110 mph Some roofing material, door, and window damage to buildings. Considerable damage to vegetation, mobile homes, and piers. Coastal and low-lying escape routes flood 2-4 hours before arrival of center. Small craft in unprotected anchorages break moorings. Thre e 111-130 mph Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings with a minor amount of curtain wall failures. Mobile homes are destroyed. Flooding near the coast destroys smaller structures with larger structures damaged by floating debris. Terrain continuously lower than 5 feet ASL may be flooded inland 8 miles or more. Four 131-155 mph More extensive curtain wall failures with some complete roof structure failure on small residences. Major erosion of beach. Major damage to lower floors of structures near the shore. Terrain continuously lower than 10 feet ASL may be flooded requiring massive evacuation of residential areas inland as far as 6 miles. Five greater than 155 mph Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away. Major damage to lower floors of all structures located less than 15 feet ASL and within 500 yards of the shoreline. Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 5 to 10 miles of the shoreline may be required. UNCLASSIFIED 4 UNCLASSIFIED TORNADOS AND DOWNBURSTS Tornados are violent, swirling, funnel-shaped clouds that extend to the ground. Winds can range from 40-318 mph and their path of damage can be as long as 50 miles. Tornados uproot trees, destroy buildings, and turn harmless objects into deadly projectiles. Tornadoes and damaging straight-line winds from downbursts can develop in the outer thunderstorm bands hundreds of miles away from the eye of the hurricane. Nearly 70% of land falling hurricanes from 1948 to 2000 spawned at least 1 tornado, with 40% of hurricanes making land-fall spawning more than 3 tornadoes. Nearly one-third of these tornados develop before the hurricane
center reaches the coastline and can occur up to 150 miles inland. Many tornados occur outside the region of the strongest surface wind gusts, with the majority occurring in the right front quadrant (relative to the storm motion) of a hurricane. Tornados incident to hurricanes occur sporadically and are often short in duration, making them difficult to predict. Hurricanes can produce dozens of tornados, some historical examples of which are: Hurricane Beulah (1967): 141; Hurricane David (1979): 24; Hurricane Allen (1981): 29; and, Hurricane Andrew (1992): 29. F0 40-72 MPH Light damage F1 73-112 mph Moderate Damage F2 113-157 mph Considerable Damage F3 158-206 mph Severe Damage F4 207-260 mph Devastating Damage F5 261-318(?)mph Incredible Damage Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale UNCLASSIFIED 5 UNCLASSIFIED STORM SURGE, RAIN & INLAND FLOODING Storm surge is the abnormal rise in water created by wind blowing across the water surface and the low atmospheric pressure in or near the eye of a hurricane. Storm surge domes can be 20 feet high and 50-100 miles wide. Storm surge can lead to inland flooding, which can be compounded by heavy rains. More people are killed by flooding than any other hurricane threat. These deaths are often attributable to being trapped in, or attempted to escape from, vehicles stranded in flooded areas. Most deaths are the direct result of people trying to drive through flooded roadways. Storms tend to produce less rain as they move away from oceans; however, their intensity, as well as how far they move inland, also affects rain-fall. Rain during hurricanes can be torrential and can cause flash flooding absent a storm surge. Intense rainfall from slow moving hurricanes can be destructive and often damages roofs, allowing water to enter attics, walls, and indoor living spaces. Heavy rains create hidden health dangers such as mold, contaminated food, sewage backups and waterborne disease. Rains and inland flooding increase in
the rate of fatal car crashes as a result of poor visibility, hydroplaning and vehicular systems failure. UNCLASSIFIED 6 UNCLASSIFIED DESTRUCTIVE WEATHER PLAN (OPLAN 1-01) The MARFORSOUTH Destructive Weather Plan (OPLAN 1-01) sets forth the following mission, execution and concept of operations statements: 3. Mission. On order, MARFORSOUTH conducts operations to mitigate the effects of destructive weather in order to protect: facilities and associated government property; classified materials and information systems; and, personnel, their families and residences, while concurrently maintaining the capability to maintain continuous command and control of OPCON forces and communication with higher, adjacent and subordinate headquarters. 4. Execution a. Commanders Intent. Commander, Marine Corps Forces, South (COMMARFORSOUTH) will take all reasonable actions to mitigate the effects of destructive weather on MARFORSOUTH facilities and associated government property; classified materials and information systems, and; personnel, their families and residences. MARFORSOUTH will coordinate with USSOUTHCOM to ensure congruous execution of respective destructive weather plans and concurrent operations of the MARFORSOUTH Command Operations Center (COC) and the USSOUTHCOM Joint Operations Center (JOC) to accomplish essential tasks set forth in reference (a). Section heads will provide their Marines, Sailors and civilians sufficient time to take care of their families, residences, and personal property. Thorough planning will ensure maximum protection of MARFORSOUTH personnel and property, while maintaining continuous command and control of OPCON forces and essential communications with higher, adjacent and subordinate headquarters. b. Concept of Operations. Upon advanced warning of destructive weather, MARFORSOUTH initiates the execution phase of OPLAN 1-01. Implementation of preplanned actions will minimize facility damage and prevent injury to command members and their families. These actions are divided into three operational phases that are designed to: protect classified material, government property, and facilities; safeguard personnel, their families and residences, and; ensure continuity of mission essential command functions. UNCLASSIFIED 7 UNCLASSIFIED DESTRUCTIVE WEATHER PLAN (OPLAN1-01) The key triggers and corresponding actions in OPLAN 1-01 include 72, 48, 24 and 12 tripwires. The following excerpts provide an edited version of the execution and recovery phases: (3) Phase IIIA - Execution Phase (72 Hour Tripwire). This phase begins with the National Hurricane Center (NHC) projecting hurricane landfall in southern Florida in 72 hours and USSOUTHCOM initiating HURCON 4. Upon receipt of HURCON 4 notification, MARFORSOUTH will conduct the following actions: (a) MARFORSOUTH Staff 1. The principal staff and specified special staff members meet to establish the Destructive Weather Threat Working Group (DWX-TWG) to initiate Phase III and determine additional courses of action. 2. Initiate port and starboard manning in order to provide personnel adequate time to care for their family needs and prepare their residences for the onslaught of destructive weather. 3. Stand-up the Destructive Weather COC (DWX-COC) with identified watch personnel, ensuring that watch standers are allotted sufficient time to provide for their family needs and residential preparation.
(4) Phase IIIB - Execution Phase (48 Hour Tripwire). This phase begins with NHC projecting hurricane landfall in southern Florida in 48 hours and USSOUTHCOM initiating HURCON 3. Upon receipt of HURCON 3 notification, MARFORSOUTH will conduct the following actions 48 hours prior to the onset of destructive weather: (a) DWX-TWG 1. The DWX-TWG meets to assess the sequence of events and command preparations. UNCLASSIFIED 8 UNCLASSIFIED DESTRUCTIVE WEATHER PLAN (OPLAN 1-01) 2. Secure all non-essential personnel and initiate the personnel accountability plan requiring secured personnel to call into their designated section heads at designated intervals in accordance with the Destructive Weather Personnel Accountability Bulletin, reference (b). (b) DWX-COC 1. Ensure tracking of destructive weather patterns and provide timely updates to DWX-TWG. 2. Maintain regular contact with USSOUTHCOM JOC for status updates. (5) Phase IIIC - Execution Phase (24 Hour Tripwire). This phase begins with NHC projecting hurricane landfall in southern Florida in 24 hours and USSOUTHCOM initiating HURCON 2. Upon receipt of HURCON 2 notification, MARFORSOUTH will conduct the following actions 24 hours prior to the onset of destructive weather: (a) DWX-TWG 1. Meets to determine when to release essential personnel (excluding DWX-COC watch personnel) and to secure MARFORSOUTH. 2. Secure essential personnel and MARFORSOUTH. (b) DWX-COC 1. Inform Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Crisis Center and MARFORCOM of MARFORSOUTH status as secured due to destructive weather. 2. Maintain accountability of MARFORSOUTH personnel and provide the Chief of Staff and USSOUTHCOM JOC with verification of accountability. UNCLASSIFIED 9 UNCLASSIFIED DESTRUCTIVE WEATHER PLAN (OPLAN 1-01) (6) Phase IIID - Execution Phase (12 Hour Tripwire). This phase begins with NHC projecting hurricane landfall in southern Florida in 12 hours and USSOUTHCOM initiating HURCON 1. Upon receipt of HURCON 1 notification, USAG-M will close and secure all gates. The DWX-COC will continue Phase III actions and immediately notify the Chief of Staff of damage to MARFORSOUTH facilities, loss of classified material or injury to personnel. In the event DWX-COC C2 systems are NMC or CDRUSSOUTHCOM orders an evacuation, DWX-COC personnel will immediately notify the Chief of Staff and relocate to the USSOUTHCOM Expanded JOC (E-JOC). If CDRUSOUTHCOM orders relocation of the E-JOC, the DWX-COC will, upon Chief of Staff authorization, relocate to the alternate E-JOC location. All other MARFORSOUTH personnel will evacuate in accordance with reference (d). (7) Phase IV - Recovery Phase. This phase begins once TSFW have subsided and USSOUTHCOM declares HURCON 5 and provides notification that USAG-M has resumed normal operations. Phase IV concludes with the resumption of normal MARFORSOUTH operations and returns the command to Phase II. This phase includes actions to ensure personnel accountability and assess damage to MARFORSOUTH facilities and government property.
(a) DWX-COC 1. Upon Chief of Staff notification of resumption of MARFORSOUTH operations, provide primary staff and designated section heads tasked with personnel accountability with a timeline for returning personnel to duty. UNCLASSIFIED 10 UNCLASSIFIED DESTRUCTIVE WEATHER PLANNING Planning for destructive weather is vital to ensuring the safety of MARFORSOUTH personnel and their families. This handbook contains emergency management information for Broward and Miami-Dade counties and includes: the locations of emergency shelters, grocery stores and gas stations with generator power; emergency services contact information; and, storm surge charts and evacuation routes. In the event of an evacuation, each zone will be evacuated dependant upon the hurricanes track and projected storm surge, independent of the hurricanes category. Upon identification of a threat, the county will use local media to relay pertinent information, such as evacuations and shelter openings. It is important that you monitor the news for this information. Remember that evacuation zones correspond to storm surge; all personnel will need to determine if their home is a safe shelter during a hurricane or other destructive weather event. This handbook also includes checklists for hurricane preparedness, actions during a hurricane, evacuation and hurricane recovery. The checklists are not exhaustive and provide space to note your individual family needs. This handbook provides information available to date and is subject to change. It is essential that all personnel acquire current information from county emergency management websites and media sources prior to and during destructive weather events. UNCLASSIFIED 11 UNCLASSIFIED BROWARD EMERGENCY SHELTERS http://www.broward.org/Hurricane/Pages/EvacuationShelter Information.aspx AMERICAN RED CROSS OPERATED EMERGENCY SHELTERS 1. Lyons Creek Middle School 4333 Sol Press Blvd., Coconut Creek 33073 2. Coral Glades High School 2700 Sportsplex Dr, Coral Springs 33065 3. Monarch High School 5050 Wiles Road, Coconut Creek 33073 4. Pompano Beach High School 600 N.E. 13th Ave., Pompano Beach 33060 5. Park Lakes Elementary School 3925 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes 33319 6. Rock Island Elementary/ Arthur Ashe Middle School 1701 N. W. 23rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33311 7. Plantation Elementary School 651 N. W. 42nd Ave., Plantation 33317 8. Fox Trail Elementary School
1250 Nob Hill Road, Davie 33324 9 Falcon Cove Middle School 4251 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston 33332 10 Silver Trail Middle School 18300 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines 33331 11. New Renaissance Middle School 10701 Miramar Blvd., Miramar 33025 12. Watkins Elementary School 3520 S. W. 52nd Ave., Pembroke Park 33023 13 Everglades High School 17100 SW 48 Court, Miramar, FL 33027 14 West Broward High School 500 NW 209 Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029 Emergency Hotline: 311 or 954-831-4000 UNCLASSIFIED 12 UNCLASSIFIED GENERATOR EQUIPPED GROCERY STORES BROWARD COUNTY UNCLASSIFIED 13 UNCLASSIFIED GAS STATIONS PRE-WIRED FOR GENERATOR POWER BROWARD COUNTY UNCLASSIFIED 14 UNCLASSIFIED BROWARD STORM SURGE http://www.floridadisaster.org/publicmapping UNCLASSIFIED 15 UNCLASSIFIED BROWARD EVACUATION ROUTES http://www.floridadisaster.org/publicmapping UNCLASSIFIED 16 UNCLASSIFIED MIAMI DADE EMERGENCY SHELTERS http://www.miamidade.gov/hurricane/evacuation-assistance.asp
UNCLASSIFIED 17 UNCLASSIFIED GENERATOR EQUIPPED GROCERY STORES MIAMI-DADE COUNTY UNCLASSIFIED 18 UNCLASSIFIED GAS STATIONS PRE-WIRED FOR GENERATOR POWER MIAMI-DADE COUNTY UNCLASSIFIED 19 UNCLASSIFIED MIAMI DADE STORM SURGE http://www.floridadisaster.org/publicmapping UNCLASSIFIED 20 UNCLASSIFIED MIAMI DADE EVACUATION ROUTES http://www.floridadisaster.org/publicmapping UNCLASSIFIED 21 UNCLASSIFIED HURRICANE PREPARATION CHECKLIST BEFORE THE SEASON Review your plan of action for survival. Ensure your plan of action for survival includes pets. Ensure your plan of action for survival includes family members with special needs? If you have home health care service, plan with your agency for emergency procedures. If you need assistance with daily living or are electrically
dependent, register with the Miami-Dade Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program or Broward Countys Vulnerable Population or Special Needs Registries. (See pages 26-27 and 31 ) Have generators, chain saws, and other power tools inspected and serviced. Ensure your vehicles are inspected and serviced. Inventory sand create evacuation kit shopping list (see page 39). Schedule needed purchases for hurricane survival kit and evacuation kit as to lessen impact of cost and budget effects. Know what you are able to do yourself and what you will need assistance with in an emergency. Have a plan to signal you need help (e.g., hanging something on a door, blowing a whistle, medical alert system, etc.). Discuss the hazards of hurricanes with your children and encourage them to talk about their fears and explain some of the things youll be doing to keep everyone safe. Teach your neighbors about what you know about hurricane preparedness. Post emergency numbers. Check fire extinguishers. Inventory and create hurricane survival kit shopping list (see page 40). Create a list of people you trust who can assist you. Take before photographs or video of exterior and interior of home vehicles, boats, and RVs.
Review, create, and educate your families and friends on your communication plan. (i.e. Who will be the one family member out of state that will be your and the rest of your friends and relatives POC for updates.) Organize your neighborhood to work together. Determine if you live in a mandatory evacuation zone and review your county's evacuation plan. Ensure your HOA is trimming trees and removing coconuts and other yard debris from neighborhood common areas. Haul away debris as a neighborhood. Review or create your evacuation plan. Ensure you have pre-arranged boat storage or securing plan. Ensure you have a plan for valuables, family heirlooms, or irreplaceable items. Use your existing networks such as HOA, religious organizations, and professional organizations to make donations and volunteer to help others not as fortunate. Conduct a home risk assessment and determine if you live in a safe structure. Review your insurance plans and ensure you have enough coverage or if you need to add coverage to reflect new belongings or home value.
Store extra copies of important documents and photo negatives off site. Trim trees and remove coconuts and other yard debris from yard. (BUT never right before storm.) Clear gutters and downspouts. Check roof for loose bricks and leaks and make repairs. Inventory shutters or obtain materials to protect windows UNCLASSIFIED 22 UNCLASSIFIED HURRICANE PREPARATION CHECKLIST DURING APPROACH Make sure a member of the household monitors weather reports daily. Obtain cash (a few hundred dollars). Monitor TV and radio media for county and state instructions. Pack evacuation kit supplies. Initiate communications plan to relay messages to friends and family on where you are, how you are doing. Initiate your hurricane survival plan. Final inventory of hurricane and evacuation kit supplies (See pages 39-41). Prepare and stage to evacuate. Evacuate upon orders from authorized officials.
Purchase last minute supplies for hurricane and evacuation kits. Finalize and warn others of your evacuation plan. Map and practice two evacuation routes. Ensure all vehicles have full fuel tanks. Ensure any final vehicle repairs are completed. Ensure vehicles are parked facing the direction you would travel to leave your residence. Ensure generators are full of fuel. Turn up refrigerator to maximum cold and keep closed. Make as much ice as possible for use in coolers or purchase ice and store in freezer until needed. Stage and prepare coolers. Fill bathtub and large containers with water. Store lawn furniture, garbage cans, and other loose yard and home objects. Ensure all rechargeable power tools are charged and ready for use. Ensure power tools are full of fuel. Shutter all windows and doors. Turn off pool pump and vacuums. Ensure irrigation systems are turned off. Prepare, store, or secure boat. Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities.
Turn off propane tanks. Unplug small appliances. Prepare and execute your plan of action for your pets. Fill prescriptions. Dialysis patients prepare for treatment. UNCLASSIFIED 23 UNCLASSIFIED HURRICANE PREPARATION CHECKLIST DURING HURRICANE Stay indoors at all times. Stay indoors until given the all clear signal or other instructions by authorized personnel. Take refuge if outside or traveling. Do not stay in cars. Monitor radio or TV for emergency updates and instructions. Protect yourself inside your house by staying low and in the center of the house or in a strong room. Remain on first floor of house if possible.
Stay away from windows and doors. Go indoors to your designated shelter-in-place room/area. Close and lock all windows. Close, lock, and brace all exterior doors. Close all interior doors. Close all vents. Turn off gas and propane. Turn off electricity. Use flashlights and lanterns if light is required. Turn off water. Make sure family members and pets are with you and stay with you. Ensure your hurricane survival kit is as close to you as possible.
Avoid using the telephone unless necessary. Call 911 only for emergencies. For tornadoes, protect yourself with a mattress or padding. For fires, breathe through a damp cloth, stay low to the ground, feel any door before opening with the back of your hand, and remember stop-drop-and roll. Dont use gas, propane, or kerosene appliances indoors or non-ventilated areas as vapors can be toxic. Be aware of the eye of the storm, as it will seem calm and as if the storm is overbut wind and rain will return with greater intensity as it passes. UNCLASSIFIED 24 UNCLASSIFIED HURRICANE CHECKLIST POST DESTRUCTIVE WEATHER Be patient. Expect the worst. Get permits for required repairs or destruction. Only hire licensed contractors to do home repairs. Re-inventory all personal belongings.
Retrieve stored documents. Be prepared for communities to change significantly. Self-sufficiency is the key. Secure property. Monitor radio, TV, and NOAA weather radio. Listen and watch for your county, state, or federal government to activate their response plan. Seek recovery assistance from local, state, and Federal government if required and you qualify. Watch for price gouging and report known incidents. Adhere to all public protective measures. Evacuation orders can come after the storm has subsided due to damage or follow-on threats, be prepared to execute in accordance with authorities instructions. Help your neighbors and community after you have taken care of yourself and family. Check home for gas leaks. Check your homes power lines. Dont connect generators to building wiring. Check your homes water lines. If house floods, have an electrician inspect your home before tripping power switch. Dont use tap water until told to do so by local officials. Open windows to ventilate and dry home. Avoid use of telephone except in emergencies. Use grills outdoors or in well ventilated areas. Avoid driving. Watch for closed roads.
Avoid driving on damaged bridges and washout roads. Avoid down and dangling utility lines and treat all as if they are powered. Avoid standing water. Stay on firm ground and avoid moving water. Have local ID on you at all times. Take pictures or videos of all damage to home, vehicles, and belongings. Make temporary repairs for safety hazards such as covering holes or removing debris. Dont use power tools you are unfamiliar with. Contact your insurance company. UNCLASSIFIED 25 UNCLASSIFIED EVACUATION KIT CHECKLIST Carrying container Car keys for all vehicles Bedding (blanket or sleeping bag) Clothing (3 days) Personal aids
Eyeglasses Hearing aids and batteries Prosthetic devices Rain wear / Outer wear Toiletries (3 days) Soap Deodorant Shampoo Toothbrush Toothpaste Washcloth Towel Female products 1st Aid kit Bet-adine solution Gauze bandages Adhesive tape Sterile pads Band aids Triangular bandages Safety scissors Sun screen Insect repellent Medications and prescriptions Baby needs Food/formula Diapers Wipes Flashlight
Radio (battery powered) Extra batteries (sizes for all battery operated devices) Food (high energy / non-perishable 3 days) Water (1 gallon per person per day) Manual can opener Disposable dinnerware and utensils Games Books (2-3) Personal music device (with headphones) Identification Proof of residency Important papers such as birth certificate, social security card, marriage certificate, power of attorney, insurance documentation, etc
Cash (but not too much) Cell phone UNCLASSIFIED 26 UNCLASSIFIED HURRICANE SURVIVAL KIT CHECKLIST First aid kit Aspirin Antibiotic cream Mosquito repellent Sunscreen (45 SPF recommended) Gauze bandages Adhesive tape Sterile pads Band aids Triangular bandages Safety scissors Keep loose items in airtight plastic bags. Gather the kits items in easy-to-carry containers or duffel bags. Put them within reach, near the exit you use most often. Your Hurricane Survival Kit should include 3 to 14 days supply. Drinking water (1 gallon - per person - per day) Nonperishable foods Canned meat/fish Canned fruit/vegetables Dried fruit Bread in moisture proof packaging Cookies/Candy
Power/granola bars Canned soups Non-perishable milk Packaged condiments Peanut butter and jelly Instant tea/coffee Powdered or single serve drinks 2 week supply of medications (and copy of prescriptions) Large trash bags (lots of them) Unscented bleach (add 8 drops of bleach per gal) Soap and liquid detergent Plastic bags (assorted sizes of zip locks) Tool box (with assorted tools for minor repairs) ABC rated fire extinguisher Masking tape or duct tape Outdoor extension cords Spray paint Roofing tarps or plastic sheeting Manual can opener Heavy work gloves
Sterno fuel Sturdy shoes Portable camp stove/grill Change of clothes Stove/grill fuel (charcoal w/ lighter fluid or propane) Rain gear Waterproof matches / butane lighter Extra glasses or contacts Disposable eating utensils, plates, and cups Money (Cash, but not too much) Grilling utensils Maps of the area with landmarks on it Napkins and paper towels Local phone book Aluminum foil Oven mitts
Standard single line phone (that does not require electricity) List of all your important contacts (family, doctors, insurance agents) Banking information Leases / mortgage Flashlight (1 per person) Proof of occupancy (such as utility bill) Portable battery powered lanterns Photo inventory of your personal belongings Battery operated radio Insurance papers Extra batteries (ensure sizes match all battery operated devices) UNCLASSIFIED Waterproof container to keep the documents in 27 UNCLASSIFIED HURRICANE SURVIVAL KIT CHECKLIST Toiletries Soap Deodorant Shampoo Toothbrush Toothpaste
Washcloth Towel Female products Toilet paper Bedding: Pillows Sleeping bags Pet supplies Water (1/2 gallon per day) for pets Litter box and supplies Carrying container Dry and/or canned food ID tags and collars Proof of recent immunizations Baby supplies Disposable diapers Formula, food and medication Bottles and feeding utensils Entertainment Books Games Toys
UNCLASSIFIED 28 UNCLASSIFIED ADDITIONAL BROWARD/MIAMI DADE SERVICES 1. Broward Country: Vulnerable Population Registration http://www.broward.org/registry/Pages/Default.aspx The Vulnerable Population Registry is for residents who are at risk due to disability, frailty or health issues, regardless of age, who elect to stay at home in the event of a hurricane or other emergency. Public safety officials in your city may use the Vulnerable Population Registry to assist for planning purposes only in their response to an emergency and does not guarantee that you will be provided assistance. You can register online or by calling 311 in Broward or 954-831-4000 (TTY 954-831-3940), or your city's emergency management agency. 2. Broward Country: Special Medical Needs http://www.broward.org/AtRisk/Pages/Specialmedical.asp If you have a medical condition that requires a greater level of care than that provided at a
General Population Shelter, but you do not require hospitalization or a medical institution, a Special Needs Shelter may be appropriate for you. These shelters offer basic medical assistance and monitoring. They are staffed by qualified medical personnel and have backup electricity for limited lighting and essential medical equipment. Family members and caregivers are encouraged to accompany you. Evacuation Transportation Evacuation transportation services to and from your pre-planned shelter destination, including transfer assistance, are available, through either BCT fixed route service or Paratransit (TOPS). To request or obtain an application for a Special Needs Shelter and/or Paratransit evacuation transportation, including applications in alternative formats, call Broward County Human Services at 954-357-6385 (or TTY 954-357-5608). You can also download and print an application online. 3. Miami Dade Country: Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program http://www.miamidade.gov/fire/evacuation-program.asp Miami-Dade residents who require daily skilled nursing care, assistance with daily living, or have life-saving medical equipment dependent on electricity should register for the Special Needs & Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program (PSN/EEAP). This program is specifically for those individuals who live alone or with their families, and not in a managed care facility such as an assisted living facility (ALF) or nursing home Register with MDFR by contacting 3-1-1 or 305-513-7700; or 888-311-DADE or 305-4685402 (TDD/TTY); or they can also be downloaded from the website. When disasters occur, people need to evacuate their homes quickly to get to a safe location. Due to their medical or other conditions, some Miami-Dade County residents will need assistance to do this. The PSN/EEAP has been developed for County residents who need help when an emergency evacuation is necessary. UNCLASSIFIED 29 UNCLASSIFIED IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES EMERGENCIES DIAL - 911 MARFORSOUTH Command Duty Officer . US Southern Command Weather Hotline . . . (305) 437-0518 (305) 437-3919 The American Red Cross Broward County . The American Red Cross Greater Miami & The Keys (954) 797-3800 . (305) 644-1200 Broward County Emergency Operations Center . Broward County Hurricane Hotline . . (954) 831-3900 (954) 831-4000 Miami-Dade Special Needs Hotline . . Miami-Dade Emergency Management . . Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center (305) 513-7700
(305) 468-5400 (305) 468-5900 State Emergency Operations Center . . (800) FL-HELP1 Florida Emergency Information 24-hour hotline . (800) 342-3557 The Citizens Response Center (evacuation questions) . (813) 272-6900 Florida Highway Patrol (road problems) . . (813) 632-6859 Insurance Companies and Adjusters . . (800) 22-STORM Army Corps Of Engineers (Operation Blue Roof) . The American Red Cross Broward, Greater Miami & The Keys http://www.miamiredcross.org Broward County Emergency Management Agency http://www.broward.org/disaster Broward County Hurricane Center http://www.broward.org/hurricane (888) 766-3258 http://www.miamidade.gov/oem/ National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ National Weather Service Hurricane Links http://www.weather.gov/os/hurricane/ NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards http://www.weather.gov/nwr/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) http://www.fema.gov State of Florida Emergency Management http://www.floridadisaster.org POST THESE NUMBERS NEAR HOME PHONE ENTER/SAVE NUMBERS IN CONTACTS ON CELL PHONES UNCLASSIFIED 30