Hurricane Center

 2014 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
May 31 through June 8, 2014

The Observer wants to give you the info you need to plan for the least hassle if we get hit by a hurricane this year. Check out our updated local hurricane information below:


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Making Your PlanIncludes tips, guidelines, an evacuation checklist and information on planning and evacuating with your pets.

What FPL can do for you Contains information about trimming trees, preventative maintenance, restoration plans, One PlugSM and more.   ***Also contains information regarding the new generators for medical needs program. You must get certified now to be eligible.

Information on the proposed new flood maps

Search your address on FEMA Flood Designation Maps

The Observer‘s phone and website listPrint this list and put it in a safe place. Contains local, state and federal listings as well as the number for enroute Publix deliveries.


Make hurricane preparation and education a family affair?


Check out these cool sites.





Prepare your business




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Gas Stations and Food Stores with GeneratorsFind out where to get gas and food after the storm hits. Our list includes grocery stores and gas stations with generator.


FPL’s Power Outage Tracker map


Maps of Deerfield: Grocery Stores and gas stations

USDA Food Safety Guidelines


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Saffir-Simpson Scale