Huricane Prep

Brought to you by

dubidoff banner

(Source: NOAA)

South Florida Guide To Hurricane Terms

When tropical weather starts to threaten, weather forecasts are filled with new terms and ideas that can be confusing especially to people new to South Florida and tropical weather. These terms should help de-mystify hurricane season, and help you to feel a bit more confident as we face the season of storms.

CBS Miami–04/30/2013



Be Hurricane Smart!

Test your hurricane preparedness by answering the questions below. Good Luck! 1) What’s the difference between a “watch” and a “warning”? 2) What do the numbers on the Saffir-Simpson scale mean? 3) What is the storm […]




 Hurricane Prep For Condo Residents

High-rise living can have its down side when a hurricane strikes. Here’s what you need to know.


Protecting Your Home

You now have more choices than ever for protecting your home. ALL shutters, impact-resistant windows, doors, and garage doors that have Miami-Dade County approval after September 1994 are very strong. If they are legal, they are strong.



pumping gas

Powering Up After A Storm

Anyone who has gone through a hurricane remembers the endless days without power and long lines for gasoline and food.



Guide To Preparing Your Pets For A Storm

Your pets are members of your family. Don’t leave them out of your hurricane plans.



(Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)

Guide To Preparing Your Boat For A Storm

South Florida is a boater’s paradise, except when a hurricane threatens. But you can do several things to help your boat survive a storm.




Guide To Having Safe Drinking Water After A Storm

Water is the one hurricane supply you can’t live without. Before a storm approaches, or makes landfall, you should have a plan set in place so you won’t run dry after the storm.



(Source: CBS4) Hurricane Evacuation Route

What To Do Now, Before A Storm

Category 1 hurricanes are dangerous, and Category 5 storms can be survived. How well you and your family come through any storm depends on preparation.




After The Storm

Remember to get your proof of residency from your hurricane kit; you may need it to re-enter an evacuation area.



(Source: Omar Torres/AFP/ Getty Images)

Guide To Plywood Shutters

Keep in mind that NO types of plywood shutters meet the South Florida Building Code. If at all possible, install a commercially produced shutter or other product that does meet the building code




Stay Safe Before And After A Hurricane

Storm preparations require supplies and experts offer a shopping list of those necessary items.




Hurricane Map Terminology

Confused about the difference between a tropical disturbance and a tropical wave? CBS4 has the answers.


Hurricane hotline phone numbers and web links.