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CBS4 Hurricane NetworkYou can't always be in front of your TV set watching CBS4 while completing your hurricane preparations. You won't always have your TV if you're in a shelter, or when the power goes off. That's the reason for the CBS4 Hurricane Network!
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.
Be Hurricane Smart!Test your hurricane preparedness by answering the questions below. Good Luck!
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 HomeYou 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.
Powering Up After A StormAnyone who has gone through a hurricane remembers the endless days without power and long lines for gasoline and food.
Protecting Your Documents & Electronic Valuables Before A StormThe toughest thing to lose in a storm are the things you can't replace like photos and important documents.
Aquatic Adventures: Boating Safety Ahead Of A StormIn this week's edition of Aquatic Adventures, the basics of boating safety during a big storm. CBS4's Jeff Berardelli has details on what you need to know to keep yourself and your boat safe at all times.
South Florida Guide To Hurricane TermsWhen tropical weather starts to threaten, the weather forecasts are filled with new terms and ideas that could be confusion, 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.
Guide To Hurricane SuppliesWhen a hurricane huts, you can be on your own for 72 hours or more. In Hurricane Andrew, there was not an operating supermarket from Kendall to Key Largo for weeks after the storm. Power was out in some areas for 9 weeks. Getting the necessities of life proved to be a major challenge,Here's a list of items you should have ready and stocked before a storm hits.
Guide To Storing Gasoline For GeneratorsNow that the storm has passed, and your lights are still on, if you are among the lucky South Floridians with a generator you're likely to be wondering, "What do I do with all of this gas?"
Guide To Preparing Your Pets For A StormYour pets are members of your family. Don't leave them out of your hurricane plans.
Guide To Having Safe Drinking Water After A StormWater 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.
What To Do Now, Before A StormCategory 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 StormRemember to get your proof of residency from your hurricane kit; you may need it to re-enter an evacuation area.
Guide To Plywood ShuttersKeep 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 TerminologyConfused about the difference between a tropical disturbance and a tropical wave? CBS4 has the answers.
Important Phone Numbers And Web Links During And After A Hurricane Hurricane hotline phone numbers and web links.
Large Animals Need Special Storm Assistance
Monroe Evacuation And Shelter InformationThe Keys are the most hurricane prone area of the United States with some 600 miles of coastline. Most of the Keys are no more than 4 to 7 feet above sea level. This means the Keys are especially vulnerable to storm surge flooding.
Broward's Hurricane Ready Decal Program
What To Do With Your Pets During A HurricaneHurricanes can be stressful on everyone, especially your pets. But if you plan ahead, it will lighten your load.
Things You Should Do In A Hurricane Warning When an evacuation order is given, there may be some confusion about what to do. CBS4 has tips on how to protect everything from your pets to your home.
Miami-Dade Shelter And Evacuation InformationMiami-Dade offers information about shelters and evacuation routes.
Guide To Stocking Up Hurricane Supplies On A BudgetHurricane season will officially arrive on June 1 and that means it's time to have your hurricane supplies ready and there are ways to keep you and your bank account fully supplied.
Broward County Shelter And Evacuation InformationBroward County has designated 14 hurricane shelter locations and a pet-friendly shelter for residents in evacuation zones.