Hurricane Andrew - 30 year Anniversary
Thirty years (30) ago today, Hurricane Andrew devastated South FL and I was working as the Fire Manager at its Comm Center. It is this event that led to the creation of the Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce Teams. Today, several states now have active TERT Programs in place.
I am sharing with you my Hurricane guide from Miami, Florida. Most of the information pertaining to KITS, how to prepare your homes, and be ready, will fit any disaster you may encounter in your own state. You can check out our Florida TERT FB Page for pictures of our Dispatchers and those that came to help us. Natalia
"Thirty years ago, Hurricane Andrew wreaked havoc in Miami-Dade County. More than 25,500 homes were destroyed, leaving about 250,000 people homeless, and 46 people lost their lives. As we approach the peak of hurricane season, we urge County residents to remember the devastation caused by Hurricane Andrew and do everything possible to be hurricane ready.
Be prepared before, during, and after a storm with the help of Miami-Dade County's 2022 Hurricane Guide, sponsored by Dade County Federal Credit Union. You'll find storm preparation tips, including a checklist of items to keep in your disaster kit and information on how to stay safe and avoid hazards during and after a storm. A new section has been added to address extreme heat, which can affect anyone, especially during a mass power outage after a hurricane. Visit miamidade.gov/hurricane to learn how to sign up for alerts, find your storm surge planning zone, download the Ready MDC mobile app, and access other County resources.
Consider investing in storm shutters or impact-resistant windows to protect your home and valuables. A personal loan from Dade County Federal Credit Union can get you the funds you need to help secure your home and keep your family safe.