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Make A Plan 

Know what hazards are around you

Make a Family Disaster Plan and practice it often.​

Plan how to stay in touch with family and friends when communications are not available

Pre-register for Special Needs Shelter or the Pet Friendly Shelter

Know Your Zone and know where you will go if told to evacuate

Build A Kit 

Having the right items during a disaster will make a difference

  • Emergency Essentials

  • Important Documents

  • Specialty Items

  • Click HERE for a comprehensive

  • Medications.

You can obtain a
30-day refill of your prescription medication - even if you have just refilled it. Go to LINK for information about Florida Statute 255.358

Get Involved​​ 

An involved community is a resilient community

Volunteer with​
United Way
Volunteer Florida

Neighbor helping neighbors Before, During, After Disaster

Be Informed ​​

Monitor local media Click HERE for a comprehensive list of loal stations

Follow us on social media

Sign up for AlertPBC

Download the PBC Dart App:

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All Hazards Emergency Management​

​Palm Beach County maintains an all-hazards approach to emergency management.  This means that there is no difference in the management structure organization no matter what type of disaster the County might be faced with.  Whether it is a tropical storm, a hazardous materials accident, or a domestic security incident Palm Beach County will be able to provide the same world class response and recovery efforts.​​

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There are 12 Core Hazards that have been identified as likely disaster events in Palm Beach County.

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By working with FEMA and the National Preparedness Goals, The Palm Beach County DEM provides services in 5 mission areas:

Prevention Prevent, avoid or stop an imminent, threatened or actual act of terrorism.
Protection Protect our citizens, residents, visitors and assets against the greatest threats and hazards in a manner that allows our interests, aspirations and way of life to thrive.
Mitigation Reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters.
Response Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident.
Recovery Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening and revitalization of infrastructure, housing and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident.​



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