Get a Plan, Make a Kit & Be Ready
Please pass this useful information along that was provided by the Florida Department of Health as a friendly warning of hurricane season. VisitDavenportFlorida.com encourages you to always be prepared and have a plan with supplies in place long before the risk of a full blown hurricane ever approaches our beloved sunshine state. Thanks!
Hurricane season is now in session and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) encourages all residents and visitors to prepare for severe weather emergencies now. Determine any risks to your home, property or business, and update your emergency plans and supplies before Florida is threatened by a storm. It’s important to stay prepared before and after a storm.
Get A Plan!
A key way to cope with a disaster is to have a plan. Following an emergency or disaster, you may lose access to basic services, such as power and water, and be subject to limited or no access to essentials like food and water. The Florida Department of Emergency Management provides an interactive online tool, Get a Plan!, to help families and businesses stay prepared. This useful tool allows you to answer a series of questions and create a plan customized for you.
Sales Tax Holiday for Disaster-Preparedness Supplies
The 2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. It’s an opportunity to save some money and get supplies for your emergency preparedness kit. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, May 31, 2019 and extends through Thursday, June 6, 2019. For more information and a list of qualifying items, please see the Florida Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Information Publication on the 2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
Make a Kit.
As we stay on the lookout for upcoming storms, think about what to keep on hand in order to be prepared. The Florida Division of Emergency Management recommends that you maintain a well-stocked emergency preparedness kit to last you and your family for a minimum of seven days. Each individual or family disaster supply kit differs based on personal needs. Review the list below for the basic items to include in your kit.
Water: Enough for drinking, cooking and sanitation purposes—pack a minimum of 1 gallon daily per person for 7 days.
Food: Non-perishable packaged or c