MONROE COUNTY ENACTS STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY FOR POTENTIAL EFFECTS FROM TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management activated a State of Local Emergency for potential impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias this weekend in the Upper Keys and is coordinating preparedness efforts with local, state, and federal partners. Local protective measures are being considered in the Upper Keys for the special needs population and a possible shelter available for those in trailers or on boats.

Now is a good time to prepare for any impacts that could occur due to possible heavy rain, high winds, and localized flooding.

  • Get your yard and property ready. Trim your trees and hedges and cut shrubbery to reduce the risk of flying branches during high winds. Clean up debris.
  • Bring inside or secure all outdoor furniture. Secure anything that is not tied down.
  • Boat owners should make sure their boats are secure, whether in the water or on a trailer.
  • Put together a preparedness kit in case you lose power and/or water for several days. The kit should include nonperishable food, water, batteries, candles, flashlight, battery-powered radio and a supply of medications. Don’t forget your pets, stock up on their food and medications, too.

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