10 Jul Hurricanes: The Threat our Broward Security Company Can’t Disarm
Our mission at Alpha 3 Security Services, a premier security company in Broward County that South Florida can trust, is all about keeping people and property safe. We can protect schools, houses of worship, special events, construction sites, nightclubs and more from a variety of threats. But we can’t control the weather.
It’s hurricane season in South Florida and whether or not you choose Alpha 3 to provide your job site security services, we want you to stay safe.
Hurricane Season in South Florida
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Hurricanes have been known to form before and after these dates, but most of the massive storm systems that we call hurricanes develop from June through November. Part of the reason for that is that hurricanes need warm ocean waters to provide the fuel for their strength. While much of the attention with hurricanes is always focused on wind strength, heavy rainfall, storm surges and the related flooding are often a more of a problem.
September is traditionally the peak of hurricane season, so this is a great time to make sure you and your family are prepared.
Through the website Ready.gov, the Department of Homeland Security provides lots of information and resources that can help you prepare for hurricane season. And anyone who has been through hurricane season in South Florida knows that being prepared is the best way – not only to stay safe – but also to keep stress levels under control.
Here are some of the steps you can take now, so that you’ll be ready if a storm poses a threat to the security of the Florida Keys or Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties:
- Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
- Practice going to a safe shelter for high winds, such as a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter. The next best protection is a small, interior, windowless room in a sturdy building on the lowest level that is not subject to flooding.
- Based on your location and community plans, make your own plans for evacuation or sheltering in place.
- Become familiar with your evacuation zone, the evacuation route, and shelter locations.
- Gather needed supplies for at least three days. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets.
- Keep important documents in a safe place or create password-protected digital copies. (Here’s a tip – you can keep papers and other valuables dry by placing them inside your dishwasher!)
- Protect your property. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves in plumbing to prevent backups. Consider hurricane shutters. Review insurance policies.
Stay Safe All Year
Unfortunately, hurricanes are not the only threat to your security if you live in South Florida. If you would like to know more about our security services for your job site, office building or construction site, please contact us.