Be ready for 2023 hurricane season

Posted 3/16/23

Meeting planned for March 23 at Okeechobee County Public Library

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Be ready for 2023 hurricane season


OKEECHOBEE --  Okeechobee Emergency Management will host a “Be Ready” Town Hall on Thursday, March 23,  from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th St.

 Okeechobee County Emergency Management
officials will gather with community partners  to provide information from community partners
and provide help with registration for the Special Needs Shelter.

Presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. from the following community partners:
• Okeechobee County Emergency Management,

• Florida Department of Health,
• WPBF 25 First Warning Meteorologist Brooke Silverang,
• And more!

Information will be provided on:
• How to prepare your family and pets for an emergency,
• Emergency Shelters and what to bring,

• Understanding Special Needs Shelters with help available to register now,
• Hurricane information,
• Volunteer opportunities.

Okeechobee County Emergency Management officials encourage all residents to attend, especially those who may be eligible for Special Needs Shelters.

“This event is a perfect opportunity to make sure you are ready for an emergency year-round. Registering for the Special Needs Shelter is an important part of being ready and safe. We are thrilled we can be there to help register those who need it,” stated Emergency Management Director Tod Hardacre.

Additional information about the “Be Ready” Town Hall is available by calling 863-763-3212 extension 5 or by emailing

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