Chief's Message

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Dear Neighbor,

At this time of year we start planning for the upcoming hurricane season which begins June 1st.  The National Weather Service has designated May 7 – 13, 2017 as Hurricane Preparedness Week.   To assist you in preparation for this year’s hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center has created a list of seven daily tips to follow during Hurricane Preparedness Week.  

Sunday, May 7th – Determine your risk and exposure to a hurricane.

Monday, May 8th
– Develop a plan for evacuation to a local shelter if you live in an evacuation zone, or if you decide to stay in your home, a designated safe area.  Also, be sure to make arrangements for your pets ahead of time.  Most shelters do not permit pets.


Tuesday, May 9th
– Stock up on supplies such as flashlights, batteries, canned goods, water, cash, and any needed medication.

Wednesday, May 10th – Call your insurance company to make sure you are fully insured to make any needed repairs after a storm.

Thursday, May 11th
– Strengthen your home.  Check on shutters and make any necessary repairs to your home.

Friday, May 12th – Coordinate plans with your neighbors for before and after the storm.

Saturday, May 13th – Write down your plan for riding out the storm and any needed supplies. 

Although the height of hurricane season does not technically begin until early to mid - September, it is important to still be prepared.  If you are not sure of what steps to take in preparation for hurricane season, a good resource is the National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov or the Town of Jupiter website at www.jupiter.fl.us/storm.  

In addition, I hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day holiday and please remember to be careful if you are enjoying our beaches or boating on our waterways during the holiday weekend.

As always, I look forward to seeing you around town and don’t forget to visit us on Facebook and on Twitter for important events and information.
    

Sincerely, 

Frank J. Kitzerow
Chief of Police