The Town of Loxahatchee Groves would like to help residents get prepared during this Hurricane season and to increase safety within the Town.
Careful preparation makes it easier to safely weather a storm. Take the five precautions below now, and opt-in to your community’s local emergency alert system to receive updates from your emergency management agency so you’ll be in the know when severe weather is approaching.
5 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Hurricane Season
Do Your Research: The best time to think about hurricane preparedness is before severe weather threatens. Schedule time to educate yourself about flood zones in or around your neighborhood, evacuation routes, and the systems your city or county uses for emergency alerts.
Make a Plan: Every family that lives in an area threatened by hurricanes should have a written preparedness plan — no exceptions! Run through different scenarios that may come up and decide how you’ll communicate if you are in different locations during an emergency. In the event of an evacuation, plan where you’ll go or decide on an emergency shelter location as a meet-up point. Visit www.ready.gov/make-a-plan for printable templates so you can prepare and review your plan monthly during hurricane season.
Build A Kit: Assemble a hurricane preparedness kit that includes enough water and non-perishable food and snacks for your family for one week, two or more flashlights, batteries, a portable radio, one or more charged cell phone power banks, medications, and first-aid supplies. Visit www.ready.gov/kit for a full list of essentials.
Safeguard Your Home: Did you know? Once a hurricane warning is declared for your area, it’s too late to purchase or increase hurricane insurance, and damage due to flooding isn’t automatically covered in your plan. Now is the time to protect your family by ensuring your coverage is sufficient to protect you once the storm has passed.
Stash Some Cash: In the event of a natural disaster, cash becomes a necessity. Power outages not only render ATMs useless, but also prevent stores from accepting credit cards. Set aside enough cash for at least a week to ensure your family has access to all needed supplies.
Visit the National Hurricane Center for more information on preparedness.
Visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management to plan & prepare.
Per Town Ordinances Please Complete the Following Below
- 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 email@example.com 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,