Safety and security always begin at Home. The Home toolkit can get your home, you, and family squared away. Then share peace of mind and experience with your Neighbors.
Every successful plan begins with personal awareness and preparation. “Being prepared” is more than just a good motto. Staying “prepared”- especially annual updates and refreshment of your supplies - is key. It is therefore highly recommended that each household maintain a supply of emergency food, water, medical supplies, prescriptions, and other survival equipment. Before hurricane season, lists are in newspapers and on many websites including FEMA and the following affiliate.
Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management is our affiliate and sponsor.
General OEM information is also at:
The annual disaster guide is at:
Or at: www.hillsboroughcounty.org - type “emergency management” in the search box - click on “Office of Emergency Management” from the search list.
If you or a family member has special needs, elderly, or without transportation that requires extra attention in order to stay safe during a tropical storm or hurricane you may click here for assistance. http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?nid=664
Identify and eliminate home and business security weaknesses. Let the professionals help you before the “bad guy” helps himself. For a free survey contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s Office of Hillsborough County is our local affiliate and sponsor.
Call the Community Outreach Division at (813) 247-8115 and request a Security Survey for your home.
Regardless of who built it or when it was built, your home can have vulnerabilities. So learn how to retrofit your home and reduce damage from wind and rain by tending to: Water Barriers; Whole House Anchoring; Gable Ends; Window Openings; and Doorways. You may also reduce insurance premiums.
Florida Division of Emergency Management is our local affiliate and sponsor.
Get started by exploring information at: http://www.bereadyflorida.org.
There are many things that a handy homeowner can do but all can be done by contractors. Regardless who does it - at least satisfy yourself that your home is weather tight. You may need a respected home inspector and contractor - so ask your neighbors for a respected professional whom they used.
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