Boca Raton, Florida, has long had a reputation as being an upscale, shoreline city, resort and retirement community. Boca Raton is often referred to in books and on television as a beautiful, peaceful and alluring spot . Apparently hurricanes heard this news, because they have made it a point to arrive here on average about once every two and a half years. Boca Raton residents, however, are not of a mind to abandon their little slice of heaven and so have put together their own preparation plans, many traditional and a few definitely trendy.
Business Men Who Know Their Business.
Stepping up big time to assist residents in Boca Raton to prepare for hurricane season which lasts through November, are members of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce has added to its standard website lots of very helpful and user specific information about hurricane preparation.
They have arranged a series of links to help people meet needs that may not be met by other hurricane preparation sources. For example there are two links that will help residents to find local business sites that sell generators. There is a site which will help you to get a discount on gasoline during the hurricane season. One link will direct you to agencies and businesses that can be of assistance in your personal recovery effort after a hurricane like power companies, water company, emergency assistance and insurance companies.
This information can be valuable for small business concerns but it can also be extremely helpful to the everyday citizen with a power line down in his front lawn or a tree through his front window. Certainly an important part of preparing for a hurricane is having an idea about what to do when the storm is over and the local Chamber of Commerce in Boca Raton seems to have that covered.
City of Boca Raton Public Safety.
Major responsibility for city wide preparation for an oncoming hurricane belongs to the Boca Raton City government, specifically those in charge of Public Safety. Key tips provided include keeping a two weeks supply of drinking water on hand throughout the hurricane season from June 1 – Nov. 30 ; making ample provision for what you will do with pets in the case that an evacuation is necessary; and planning for evacuation by making certain of your evacuation destination and remembering to leave early rather than waiting for a last minute desperate departure.
Those administrators responsible for public safety in Boca Raton , rather than duplicate the fine work done by other, larger scale agencies, makes available to its citizens on line, links to hurricane preparation information published statewide and in some cases nationwide. By going on to the Boca Raton City government site at www.ci.boca-raton.florida.us residents will instantly locate links to all the lists, outlines, guides and suggestions regarding hurricane preparation they could ever want.
This site will lead you to links with FEMA, the American Red Cross, and Florida Disaster organizations which can then provide itemized lists of things to do and things to avoid during a hurricane. There is information for preparing your home, making arrangements for personal safety and how to look after your pets. The City of Boca Raton has made a careful review of information that is available and put it all at the disposal of its citizens through one on line site.
Trendy but Efficient.
Most of us are familiar with chore rendering services that customarily will walk your dog, do your shopping or pick up your dry cleaning. When you live in a hurricane zone such as Boca Raton you will discover that there is a chore doing service that has included hurricane preparation among its “will do” tasks.
For those in Boca Raton who want to be prepared for hurricanes but honestly have better things to do with their time then to stand in line for bottle water, there is a company that calls itself “We Work, You Play”, in Coral Gables. FL which can be reached at www.weworkyouplay.net. For the standard fee of $28 per hour this group will manage some of the more time consuming aspects of your hurricane preparation. Yes they will go to the store and get extra water and provisions,they will hunt down flashlights and batteries, they will even get extra diapers and pet food. If you are someone with special dietary or medical needs they will go the extra mile and put in the extra time to get those specialty supplies for you.
For those who don’t want to waste time, are offended by large crowds of grabbing people or simply like being serviced in this way Boca Raton knows how to do hurricane preparation the upscale , trendy way.
Of course there is nothing funny or trendy about a hurricane on your doorstep. With the help of the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Boca Raton Government and even a quirky but efficient business like “We Work You Play”, citizens of Boca Raton have lots of resources to help get them through the ordeal.