Hurricane Preparedness

The Town of Loxahatchee Groves would like to help residents get prepared during this Hurricane season and to increase safety within the Town.


Be Prepared

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. Each year our community works together to prepare for the uncertainty of hurricane season. 

Here are some of the things you should be doing right now to prepare your family and your home: 

  • Make an Emergency Plan: Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan. Discuss the latest CDC guidance on COVID-19 and how it may affect your hurricane planning. Complete a family communication plan.
  • Stock up on Supplies: Have enough food, water, and other supplies for every member of your family to last at least 72 hours. Consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets or seniors and prescription medications. Given concerns about COVID-19, FEMA recommends that you add two cloth face coverings per family member and cleaning items to your kit, like soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or general household cleaning supplies to disinfect surfaces.
  • Trim Trees and Clean out the Garage: Be proactive and complete yard work and tree-trimming projects now, to avoid overwhelming our waste collection system when a storm is approaching. When disposing of household debris, please take special care disposing of COVID-19-related items such as gloves and masks. Place your garbage in tight, closed bags to help keep our sanitation crews safe.
  • Check Your Insurance Coverage: Review your policy. Ensure you are adequately covered and understand exclusions. Contact your agent for any changes.
  • Special Needs Shelters: You must register with Palm Beach County in advance. Please call (561) 712-6400 (TTY 561-712-6342). 

Stay Informed

During an emergency, residents may obtain information by signing up for CodeRED

We encourage residents to also follow the Town on FacebookTwitter, and/or Instagram

Per Town Ordinances Please Complete the Following Below

Chapter 30 - NUISANCES

  • Please trim all limbs, branches, weeds, and grass from all Right of Ways, Easements, and Horse Trails.

Section. 38-61  - Location for placing debris for collections

All debris placed out for collection shall be placed on the property from which the debris was generated, at a location adjacent to the public roadway used for access to the property, but not within swales or recorded drainage or roadway easements. It shall be unlawful to place debris for collection within swales or recorded drainage or roadway easements, within public roadways, or on the property of another.

(Ord. No. 2018-05, § 2, 7-17-2018)

For properties failing to complete the removal and disposal of excess vegetation and other obstructions in Sight Safety Triangles along the roadways and at intersections by September 5th, code violations will be issued beginning in mid-September based on inspections performed by both our Code officer and by our Public Works staff. If you have any questions, we can be reached at 561-793-2418 (select option 2 for code or 4 for public works). You may also email us at or you may visit Town Hall at 155 F Rd. for a meeting to discuss your property.

Thank you in advance for your attention in this matter,

Town of Loxahatchee Groves Public Works & Code Compliance