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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Hurricane Preparedness with an eye on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hurricane preparedness and COVID news item

Hurricane Season takes place each year from June 1 through September 30 – are you and your family prepared, especially in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) response? If you haven’t prepared yet, the City has gathered several important resources to help residents prepare themselves, their families and their homes. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response is ongoing, we are providing links to resources that address both hurricane preparedness and COVID safety.


During Hurricane Preparedness Week, we posted links to several information sources with information about how to create emergency plans, stock emergency kits and go-bags, help children or senior family members prepare for disasters and more.

This information and more is available at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness.

The page includes links from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with COVID preparedness tips.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created several resources that combine hurricane preparedness with considerations regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

Check out https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/covid-19/prepare-for-hurricane.html, where the CDC has gathered advice from public health and emergency response professionals to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

This page: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/covid-19/public-disaster-shelter-during-covid.html provides considerations for utilizing a public shelter during the Coronavirus response.


With Hurricane Season officially underway, the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready.gov page dedicated to Hurricane Season has also been updated with COVID-related content. 

The page addresses topics including making emergency plans, gathering supplies, and maintaining personal safety. View the page at: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes 

Finally, with respect to pet preparation prior to any disaster, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has a detailed page outlining emergency supplies, travel kits and other considerations at https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/disaster-preparedness.

Second, the organization has created a COVID-19 hub, https://www.aspcapro.org/left-navigation/aspca-covid-19-information-hub. This page includes information on keeping your home environment safe and sanitized, as well as resources from entities like the World Organization for Animal Health.

Additional information about COVID-19 as related to animals is also available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/animals.html.


Make sure to check our social media outlets and major information sources like weather.gov, Ready.gov and others as Hurricane Season continues through September 30.


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