Residents urged to continue planning though National Hurricane Preparedness Week ends

May 9, 2019 – Flagler County Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents and businesses to continue with individual preparations even though the National Hurricane Preparedness Week ends on Saturday.

“We are less than a month away from the June 1st start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “While the majority of Atlantic hurricanes occur between August and October, hurricanes can occur at any time during the season – and sometimes outside of hurricane season.”

Both residents and businesses should be prepared year round for any type of natural or manmade disaster by having a well-stocked emergency supply kit, creating an emergency plan, and by getting informed about what to do in a disaster.

Information on building disaster kits, developing emergency plans, and general information of disaster preparedness can be found at www.FlaglerCounty.org/emergency or by contacting the Emergency Management Office at 386-313-4200.

Additionally, for those who are looking to build or restock their disaster kits, May 31 to June 6will likely be a Disaster Supply Sales Tax Holiday. Please monitor www.floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep for updates towards the end of the month.

Sign-up for our ALERTFlagler emergency notification system at www.FlaglerCounty.org/ALERTFlagler. Follow Flagler County for current information through its social media channels: www.Facebook.com/FlaglerEOC, www.Twitter.com/FlaglerEOC, www.Instagram.com/FlaglerEOC.