The Sheriff's Corner - April 2016

Monday, 04 April 2016 17:26 administrator
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SHERIFF SCOTT ISRAEL BROWARD COUNTY, FL            


An approaching hurricane can often leave people in a frantic, last minute whirlwind to prepare for the storm. Our agency works year round with our local, state and federal partners to ensure the effectiveness f our emergency response during a hurricane. When a state of emergency is declared, BSO first responders from law enforcement and fire rescue lead a coordinated county-wide effort in preparation of any incident requiring a response.

Just as we at BSO plan for unexpected weather emergencies, so should you. I always say pray for the best but prepare for the worst. Proper planning can help make everyone safer and I strongly encourage you to be proactive. Create a disaster supply kit and have an emergency plan in place for you and your family. If you have pets, be sure to include them in your plan as well.

When preparing your disaster supply kit, the rule of thumb is “Hope For Three, Plan For Seven”; assume that you will need supplies for a minimum of three days, but stock enough for seven. All kits should iinclude nonperishable food, water, batteries, a radio and prescription medications. Ask yourself what you would need if you couldn’t get to a grocery store, pharmacy, bank or gas station for several days. It doesn’t matter how long those lines are—wait in them. It is equally important to create an evacuation plan for your home and practice it with your family.

With just a little preparation, we can all weather the winds and rain and enjoy sunnier days ahead. •


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