Dear Friends:

As you know, this year’s hurricane season begins on June 1, 2017.  It may be helpful to visit or in order to prepare for a potential hurricane in South Florida. 

I know that navigating this process can often times be very frustrating.  However, please know that I stand ready to give a lending hand wherever I can.  In an effort to assist your efforts, I have placed below a hurricane preparedness checklist, as well as important telephone numbers to help you and your family members in order to plan and prepare adequately.

In addition, my office stands ready to answer any questions that you might have, and can be reached in either Fort Lauderdale at (954) 733-2800 or Washington, D.C. at (202) 225-1313.  With warm regards, I remain,


Alcee L. Hastings

Member of Congress

 Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 

Cash or travelers checks

Fill up your car’s gas tank

Emergency contact phone numbers

Fire extinguisher
Clean containers to store drinking water:
1 gallon per person per day

3-day supply of food
(canned and dried goods are best)

Manual can opener
Hand tools: hammer, nails, ax, knife, pliers, handsaw, screwdrivers

Electric drill with screwdriver bits
to install bolts for window protection

Unscented household bleach to purify water
(8 drops per gallon of water)

Soap and plastic container
At least one flashlight per person with spare batteries

Battery-operated radio, with weather band
Spare batteries for other needs

First-aid kit: bandages, gauze,
scissors, petroleum jelly, antiseptic
spray, hydrogen peroxide, antacids,
aspirin, thermometer, rubbing alcohol

Extra prescription medicine

Copies of important documents

Disposable eating utensils and plates

Matches (wooden ones are best)

Mosquito repellent

Hygiene and personal care items


Whistle or air horn

Large trash bags

Gas grill or Sterno stove with extra fuel
(Do not take gas grills indoors)

Rope or heavy cord, 100 feet

 Tarpaulin, canvas or anything to
make a temporary roof repairs




**For police, fire or medical assistance during an emergency, please call 911.**

  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
  • State of Florida Emergency Information 24-hour hotline (FEIL)
    • 1-800-342-3557
  • State Volunteer and Donations Hotline
    • 1-800-FL-HELP1 (1-800-354-3571)
  • American Red Cross
    • 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669)
    • 1-866-GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636)
    • 1-800-733-2767
  • Florida Department of Elder Affairs
    • 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)
  • Florida Power and Light
    • 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243, to report an outage)
    • 1-800-226-3545
    • Florida Department of Financial Services Hurricane Helpline
    • 1-800-22-STORM (1-800-227-8676)
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi's Price Gouging Hotline
    • 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226)
  • Agricultural and Consumer Services Price Gouging Hotline
    • 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352)

Broward County Emergency Contacts

Palm Beach County Emergency Contacts

  • Palm Beach Emergency Management Office
  • Palm Beach County Red Cross
  • Palm Beach Special Needs Shelter
    • (561) 712-6400, extension #4 (Special Needs Coordinator) - Pre-registration is required for individuals with special needs
  • Pet-Friendly Shelter
    • (561) 233-1200 - Pre-registration is required for individuals with pets
  • Palm Tran Connection
    • (561) 841-4200
    • (561) 649-9848 - Hotline
    • Available to residents in an evacuation zone, mobile/manufactured home, physically handicapped, or have no other means of transportation

Pre-registration is required for all shelters and recommended as soon as possible!!

American Red Cross Mass Care Hurricane Shelters

(NOTE: The following shelters are for last resort emergencies ONLY. 

Therefore, please call your local emergency management office (see below) to confirm which shelters will be open):


Broward County Emergency Shelters

Coconut Creek

Lyons Creek Middle School

4333 Sol Press Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Coconut Creek

Monarch High School

5050 Wiles Rd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Coral Springs

Coral Glades High School

2700 Sportsplex Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065


Fox Trail Elementary School

1250 Nob Hill Rd.
Davie, FL 33324

Fort Lauderdale

Rock Island Elementary /
Arthur Ashe Middle School

1701 N.W. 23rd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Pembroke Park

Watkins Elementary School

3520 S.W. 52nd Ave.
Pembroke Park, FL 33023

Lauderdale Lakes

Park Lakes Elementary School

3925 N. State Rd. 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319


New Renaissance Middle School

10701 Miramar Blvd.
Miramar, FL 33025


Everglades High School

17100 SW 52 Ave.
Miramar, FL 33027

Pembroke Pines

Silver Trail Middle School

18300 Sheridan St.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33331

Pembroke Pines

West Broward High School

500 NW 209 Ave.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029


Plantation Elementary School

651 N.W. 42nd Ave.
Plantation, FL 33317

Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach High School

600N.E. 13 Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060


Falcon Cove Middle School

4251 Bonaventure Blvd.
Weston, FL 33332

Pet-Friendly Shelter Only - Not a General Population Shelter
Pre-registration is required. Call the Humane Society at 954-989-3977


Millennium Middle School

5803 NW 94th Ave.
Tamarac, FL 33321


Palm Beach County Emergency Shelters

North Palm Beach County


Independence Middle School

4001 Greenway Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Gardens High School

4245 Holly Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 34410

Riviera Beach

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School

1501 Avenue U
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Central Palm Beach County


Seminole Ridge High School

4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road
Loxahatchee, FL 33470

West Palm Beach

West Gate Elementary School

1545 Loxahatchee Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

West Palm Beach

Forest Hill High School

6901 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33405


Palm Beach Central High School

8499 Forest Hill Boulevard
Wellington, FL 33413


John I. Leonard High School

4701 10th Avenue North
Greenacres, FL 33463

South Palm Beach County

Boynton Beach

Park Vista High School

7900 Jog Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33427

Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach High School

4975 Park Ridge Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33436

Delray Beach

Atlantic Community High School

2455 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33445

Boca Raton

Boca Raton High School

1501 NW 15th Court
Boca Raton, FL 33486

Boca Raton

West Boca Raton High School

12811 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33428

West Palm Beach County

Belle Glade

Lake Shore Middle School

425 West Canal Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430


Pahokee Middle School

850 Larrimore Road
Pahokee, FL 33476

Prepared by the Office of Congressman Alcee L. Hastings


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