#PSLPrepares Hurricane Contest
The City of Port St. Lucie is challenging its residents to get prepared and stay prepared for the six months during the 2020 Hurricane season. By submitting a photo, contestants are answering the monthly question, which qualifies them to be entered into a random drawing for a home preparedness-related prize. The City’s website offers specific steps to help everyone prepare and assists contestants in answering the preparedness questions.
Contest Starts: July 1, 2020
Contest Topic: Are you prepared?
Hurricane season is underway, but is your disaster supplies kit ready? After an emergency, your family may need to survive on its own for several days. Being prepared means having enough food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours.
What should be in a disaster supplies kit? If your kit is assembled, or if you’re in the process of putting one together, we want to see it!
- June’s Prize: 5-way Powered NOAA Emergency Radio
- July 1, 2020: How do you protect and strengthen your home?
- August 1, 2020: Is your pet ready for Hurricane Season?
- September 1, 2020: How can you help your neighbor?
- October 1, 2020 (Just for kids): Make a Do-It-Yourself Hurricane with craft materials (paper, cotton balls, water, foam, so on), and fill in the blanks:
- Hurricanes have wind speed that range from __?__ to __?__ miles per hour.
- FEMA Severe Weather video
- November 1, 2020: Are you staying vigilant and being PSL prepared?
Contestants must email a photo of their entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and include their name, phone number and address. Winners will be picked randomly and featured on the Emergency Management website and PSL’s social media sites. The monthly contests are for Port St. Lucie residents only. The monthly contests begin as stated above and run from the first of the month to the last day of the month. There is only one winner per household.
The hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. Residents should make preparations before the hurricane season begins.
Below are links that will help you prepare for a storm, what to do during the storm, and what to be aware of after the storm has passed.
If a storm threatens the area, the latest weather updates can be found by the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides.
- Hurricane Preparedness Quick Guide
- Evacuate or Stay?
- Evacuation Routes
- Home Survival Kit
- Hurricane Awareness
- Pets and Animals
- Shelter Locations
- Special Needs Shelter Locations
During the Storm
After the Storm
- Emergency Information & Contact Numbers
- Generator Safety
- Power Outage Tracker (FPL)
- Power Restoration/Power Lines Down
- Shutter Removal Notice
- St. Lucie County School District
- Tree Damage
- Debris Collection and Removal:
- Grubbs Emergency Services LLC (Primary)
- TFR Enterprises, Inc.
- DRC Emergency Services LLC
- Debris Monitoring:
- Tetra Tech (Primary)
- CAPTEC Engineering