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Hurricane Links
Weather Websites  - Governmental, commercial, local, rss, radio, newspapers, general
Disaster Resources and other Agencies
Some great links on hurricane info
Brevard Emergency Management
Melbourne, FL Weather Service Office
National Hurricane Center NOAA
Pre-Season - what to do months before the actual season arrives.
Hurricane Shutter Guide
Insurance Check-up
6 Questions to ask about your Insurance
Season Begins
To Do's as the season starts
Develop the Family Plan
Have a Pet Plan - don't forget fido and fluffy.
Approaching Storm
Overview of preparations
Supplies List
Food List
Don't rely on finding a hotel room when the storm comes   tips
Watch and Track
Interactive Tracking Map
Printable Tracking Chart
Personal Hurricane Software
Media coverage  - Websites to lots of weather coverage and hurricane information
Satellite Overview of the tropics
Evacuate or not
Should I go or stay ?
Evacuation plans
What to take to a shelter
During the Storm
Tips while the storm is passing
After the Storm
What to do if you've exhausted your water?
What a mess, what now?
Assess the damage
Generators - wattage guide | using a generator properly
Emergency Hotlines
Anatomy of a Hurricane
Intensities and Terms
How hurricanes create storm surge
Evolution of a hurricane
All you want to know about formation


    Hurricane Guide


Purchase or upgrade any insurance policies.
Insurance companies typically will not issue new homeowners coverage in the days or hours before a storm comes ashore. Take the time to check your policy and talk with your agent before a storm threatens, to ensure that you have the proper coverage in place. 
Here are some tips.
Check for Flood Insurance needs
Flood Insurance Program - Get quick quotes and good information
Register NOW with the Special Needs Program (For individuals with specific health and medical conditions.) Get Registration Request Forms from home health care agencies, Hospice, medical supply companies, or Brevard County Emergency Office at (321) 637-6670 (Mon.-Wed.).

Visit Brevard Emergency Management for more information.
Think about moving to S. Dakota  (just kidding)
Document insurable items.  Get that digital camera or that camcorder going and keep records of your home, it's contents and your valuables. Store this in a safe place, preferably with family in other states or safety deposit box.
Document your home inventory     (free home inventory software)
Be aware - get involved - in your community and what they are doing about your safety.
Keep yards trimmed - report branches around electrical wires to FPL
Make any necessary home repairs to structure
Purchase storm shutters (could be about a 4-5 month wait) - buy plywood if needed
Consider purchasing a gas generator (before they are sold out)
Structural Integrity for your home