Emergency Management Disaster Planning Guides Available at Libraries and Public Buildings
The 2016 Charlotte County Disaster Planning Guide, including the Evacuation zone map, is now available for residents to pick-up at all public libraries and most government offices. This comprehensive guide is filled with life-saving information and includes, ‘Ten Things You Can Do Now to Prepare’. This list helps residents develop a detailed family action plan for any emergency situation.
This handy brochure is designed to cover a vast array of subjects as we enter the 2016 Hurricane season, including: home protection, preparing your family, insurance questions, cleaning up after a storm, generator safety and much more. The Guide shows the evacuation zones by color which helps explain the stop-sign collar program. Over 9,500 of these brightly colored vinyl markers are installed on street-sign posts across the County identifying evacuations zones. In addition to hurricanes, the Disaster Guide covers a number of other hazards that may threaten this area.
Families can obtain valuable information on how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season by picking up a copy of this free publication today. Should your civic organization, neighborhood association or church like multiple copies delivered, please call Charlotte County Emergency Management at 833-4000 or you can arrange to pick up the books at the Charlotte County Public Safety Building on Airport Road in Punta Gorda.