Preparing for a hurricane

Hurricane season runs from June through November.   Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi suggests that to get through a hurricane season people need to “be prepared, stay informed and leave in an evacuation.” Dezzi suggests arranging ahead of time for a place to stay; with friends, at a hotel or as a last resort in a shelter.  It is important to get off the Key early, if the first responders are leaving, it’s too late.

The police department is in charge of evacuation, security and re-entry.

A web site for the town of Longboat Key will feature information about what to do before, during and after a storm.  Important information during tropical storms and hurricane event updates will be posted on the website to provide information about storm conditions and evacuations.



The Beachcomber
2721 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key, FL, USA 34228

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