Before, During & After a Storm
Before the Storm
As hurricane season approaches, individuals, families, and businesses should prepare and plan for an emergency. If you are not sure how to plan and what supplies to get, this site can help. Links to various town, county, state and federal resources are available below.
Develop Your Family's or Business's Disaster Preparedness Plan
Visit the Florida Department of Emergency Management's disaster preparedness website and use their interactive online tool to prepare and print your family's or business's plan. This useful tool allows you to answer a series of questions and create a plan customized for you. Having a plan A and a plan B for you, your family or your business is important. Make sure everyone knows about your plans, meet-up places, and safe places before a storm.
Click on the tabs below to see important links for before, during and after a storm.
Before the Storm Links
- Things to know before the storm
- FEMA - Before, after and during a hurricane
- Red Cross - Hurricane safety checklist (English) (Spanish)
- Checklists and supplies
- Must have hurricane supplies
- Assemble a disaster supplies kit
- Plan, prepare and mitigate (FEMA)
- Ready.Gov: Planning tools, downloadable list, and information
- Sign-up for Alert PBC - Palm Beach Counties Emergency Notification System
- Hurricane preparation for boats
- DART Smartphone App - PBC Emergency Management information for your iPhone or Android Device
After the Storm Information Sources
- Information tube locations throughout the town - if phones, the internet or TV fails, go to any of these locations for storm updates from the town. The information tubes look like the tubes used by realtors.
- How to navigate an intersection when a traffic light is non-operational
- How to safely use & refuel your generator
- How to separate debris after a storm
- Disaster Assistance.Gov
After the Storm
Residents should plan for the following town services to remain suspended for at least 3 business days following a major storm event:
- Garbage and Recycling
- Building Permits
- Occupational Licensing
The actual length of time services are suspended depends largely on the severity of the storm. Check the town’s Resident Information Line at (561) 743-7013, Comcast Channel 18 and the town’s website for status updates.
Volunteer to Help
Jupiter’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program - Learn about disaster preparedness and receive basic disaster response training in fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT members can assist in their community following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. If you are interested in learning more about CERT, please contact Officer Robert Volpe.