Hurricane season begins June 1. Are you ready?

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, May 3, 2023

     The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and will last until Nov. 30. The Florida Division of Emergency Management wants residents to be prepared. 

     Miami Lakes didn’t suffer from Hurricanes Ian (category 4) and Nicole (category 1) as our friends and neighbors did across the state. 

     But we have endured tropical cyclones in the past -- remember 2005’s Hurricane Wilma

     To be ready: 

     Make A Plan Organize your family to protect kids, elders and pets.

     Know Your Zone:  If you’re in a mobile home or a low-lying area vulnerable to rising water, you may have to evacuate. Don’t wait until it’s too late to leave.

     Stay in the Know: Have a battery or hand-crank weather radio to hear the latest alerts from the National Weather Service. Power and cell service often fail during storms.

     Gas, Gas and Cash: Fill your car’s tank or charge your EV battery; get propane to cook with on the grill and have enough cash on hand in case credit cards can’t be used.

    For to-do lists and more information go to