Hurricane Guide

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  1. Be Prepared

Be Prepared

As a coastal community in South Florida, the City of Boca Raton is vulnerable to the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes. The barrier island, as well as some inland areas, particularly those near canals, may be flooded, and the entire City can experience the high winds associated with these events. 

In addition, widespread power outages can be expected. Each and every household and business should develop a hurricane plan to meet their needs. The information presented in this guide will help you to plan and to answer questions like: Should I evacuate? What kind of supplies do I need? 

Please read the following information and make your plans now.

Important Contact Information

AgencyPhone Number
Police/Fire Emergencies911
Boca Raton Citizen Information Center (during an emergency)561-982-4900
Police (non-emergency)561-368-6201
Palm Beach County Emergency Management561-712-6400
American Red Cross561-994-2060
Florida Power & Light (FPL)1-800-468-8243
Florida Dept. Financial Services (Florida Dept. of Insurance)1-800-342-2762
During an emergency tune in to BocaTV on:
Channel 20 (Comcast)
Channel 99 (AT&T Uverse)
Channel 396 (Hotwire)
City Radio:1650AM
Connect on Social Media (Facebook/Twitter):@citybocaraton and @bocapolice
Important contact information and phone numbers for agencies during a hurricane.
  1. Your Official Information Resources
  1. Develop a Hurricane Plan
  1. Family Disaster Supply Kit
  1. Before the Storm
  1. Suggested Items for an Evacuation Kit
  1. Special Needs Residents
  1. Storm Categories
  1. After the Storm