Preparing for Hurricane Season in Key West

Preparing for Hurricane Season in Key West

Whether you’re a resident, visitor, or somewhere in between, with hurricane season just around the corner, it’s important to make sure you are prepared in case a storm is headed our way. On that note, here are a few quick tips on preparing for hurricane season in Key West:

WHAT IF A STORM IS COMING?

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through November 30. Generally speaking, a strong hurricane is most likely to occur between August 15 and October 1.

WHAT IF A STORM IS COMING?

If you’re a resident, you should make preparations to secure your property, gasoline, cash, and food, and to notify family and friends of your plans. If you’re a resident and not within the immediate impact area for the most damaging winds, you may prefer to stay home and “ride out” the storm. 

If you’re a visitor, local officials and the media will provide travel and weather advisories to lodging facilities about any evacuation orders. If Key West is in the path of a storm, visitors will be advised so they can make the best choice for themselves and their loved ones. 

WHEN IS EVACUATION MANDATORY?

Mandatory evacuation orders are given if there is a significant storm threat, and this would apply to both residents and visitors.

MAIN TAKEAWAY

The most significant action to take now to protect yourself and your loved ones is to make a plan, and make sure those around you are also prepared. 

For more information, please visit the City of Key West online or the Monroe County Emergency Management Office.

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