Preparation for hurricane season (June 1 - Nov. 30) is a way of life in South Florida. This page provides tips and resources to help our SOUTHCOM personnel and families stay prepared.
Important! TS Erika Guidance
Tropical Storm Erika alerts sent to SOUTHCOM personnel in South Florida will also be available at our Emergency Alerts page. If activated, a link to the Emergency Alerts page will display as a red banner across every page of southcom.mil.
U.S. Navy satellite image of Hurricane Irene off the coast of Florida in 2011. (U.S. Navy photo)
If a storm is approaching:
Monitor news for storm updates
Fill your cars' gas tanks
Refill prescription medicine
Store important documents in waterproof containers
If you do not need to evacuate, designate a safe room in your home
Place your supply kit in your designated safe room
Ensure adequate food & water supply (one gallon of water per person, per day)
Locate the turn-off valves to your utilities (gas), if applicable
Install shutters or ¾ inch plywood if needed
Have a plan for pet care
Important Contact and Info Sources
SOUTHCOM Hurricane Hotline: 305-437-3919 | SOUTHCOM JOC: 305-437-3717
Ready South Florida recommended sources for staying informed
Includes lists of latest local TV & Radio stations, emergency notification systems, mobile alert apps, and important social media streams from county sources.
Ready.gov information on hurricane readiness | Spanish version Listo.gov
Includes information on typhoons & hurricanes, useful preparedness tips and checklists, and a variety of resources and contacts.
Downloadable resources for SOUTHCOM Personnel
Helpful Sites with More Information