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It’s Peak Hurricane Season Be Prepared: Register Today to Receive Alert Collier Emergency Notifications
It’s Peak Hurricane Season
Be Prepared: Register Today to Receive Alert Collier Emergency Notifications
The Atlantic hurricane season started June 1 and runs through November 30; however, historically the peak activity period for hurricanes and other tropical storms runs from mid-August through September.
Have you signed-up for Collier County’s new emergency notification system, Alert Collier?
Alert Collier allows officials with Collier County Emergency Management the ability to send alerts directly to residents and visitors about issues that may affect their safety, such as notifications of severe weather, evacuations, power outages, boil water notices, etc.
The Alert Collier emergency notification system can send alerts via phone (landline and cell), email, text messages, and hearing-impaired receiving devices.
Residents must sign-up to receive Alert Collier emergency alerts. All residents and visitors are urged to sign-up today at www.AlertCollier.com.
It’s also essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches, and that you have a Four-Day Survival Kit prepared.
Power outages and other long-lasting impacts from a hurricane require that each household be prepared with supplies for a minimum of four-days for each person – don’t forget the pets!
At the minimum, your Four-Day Disaster Survival Kit should contain the following.
Food - at least enough for four days for every person (and pet)
Water - at least one gallon per day per person (four gallons per person, plus extra for the pets)
Clothing - seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes
First Aid Kit (including medicines and prescription drugs)
Special Items - for babies and the elderly
Toiletries (hygiene items/moisture wipes)
Toys (books and games)
Important Documents (in a waterproof container) – insurance policies, medical records, bank account/mortgage deeds/titles, Social Security cards, birth certificates, etc.
Cash – banks and ATMs won’t be open during power failures
Cell Phone Car Chargers
Keys - extra set of home and car keys
Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
Tools - keep a set with you during the storm
Pet care items
-proper identification/immunization records/medications
-ample supply of food and water
-a carrier or cage
-muzzle and leash
Don’t forget to fill your vehicles’ fuel tanks.
For more information about Alert Collier visit CollierEM.Org or call 3-1-1 or 239-252-8999. For evacuation zone information visit CollierEM.Org or download the free Collier 311 App for smartphones through the Apple App Store or Google Play.