Prepare for a Storm
Key West residents should obtain re-entry stickers before a storm to enable a smoother return to Key West after an evacuation. Re-entry stickers are available at Fire Station No. 1 and the Police Department, located at 1600 North Roosevelt Boulevard, or City Hall Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, located at 1300 White Street in Key West, Florida. Residents must provide proof of residency when obtaining a re-entry sticker.
Sign Up to receive Emergency Notifications
To receive emergency information about the weather events, sign up for CivicReady at www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov.
Now is the time for you to prepare for any possible impacts that could occur due to possible heavy rain, high winds, and possible localized flooding or storm surge.
Make a Hurricane Kit
Hurricane Kit: Put together a hurricane preparedness kit in case you lose power and/or water for at least seven days and cannot leave your home due to flooding or blocked roads. The kit should include nonperishable food, water, batteries, candles, a flashlight, battery-powered radio, and a supply of medications. It also should have plastic, duct tape, and a utility knife to cover broken windows. Fix-A-Flat is also a good hurricane kit staple.
Go-Bag: Make a hurricane preparedness to-go bag or backpack for each family member (and each pet) in case you need to evacuate. Items include a flashlight, battery-operated radio, batteries, pocket knife, sturdy shoes, change of clothes, towels, water, food, and toiletries. It should also include prescription glasses, hearing aids, medications, and first aid supplies.
The to-go bag should also include photos of family members and pets for re-identification purposes, a list of emergency phone numbers, a list of allergies to drugs (especially antibiotics) or food, and any special-needs items for children, seniors, or people with disabilities.
Don't forget your pets; stock up on their food and medications.
Have identification and copies of your important documents, including updated health and property insurance policies, in case you need to evacuate.
Make a family emergency communication plan.