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Hurricane Season

It is never too early to prepare for hurricane season. The Florida Building Code requires that the owner, occupant or user of a property take precautions for the securing of buildings and equipment. We encourage you to look at the information provided below, or if you have additional questions or concerns, call our department.

Disaster Supply Kit

  • Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
  • Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days
    — non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices
    — foods for infants or the elderly
    — snack foods
    — non-electric can opener
    — cooking tools/fuel
    — paper plates/plastic utensils
  • Blankets/Pillows, etc.
  • Clothing – seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit/Medicines/Prescription Drugs
  • Special Items – for babies and the elderly
  • Toiletries/Hygiene items/Moisture wipes
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Radio – Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
  • Telephones – Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
  • Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards – Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
  • Keys
  • Toys, Books, and Games
  • Important documents – in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
    — insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
  • Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Pet care items
    — proper identification/immunization records/medications
    — ample supply of food and water
    — a carrier or cage
    — muzzle and leash

Please visit the NOAA website for additional information and tips on pre-disaster preparedness:
NOAA Hurricane Preparedness

The Village of El Portal

El Portal is a picturesque and historic village in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The village name is derived from the Spanish word for the wooden gate that once stood at the entrance to the village. El Portal, a primarily residential community of single-family cottages and bungalows, was founded in 1937 and to this day includes prime examples of 1930’s and 1940’s South Florida architecture.
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