Show/Hide

We are continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Erika and will keep residents informed, but now is the time to prepare. Sign up to receive phone alerts from the City via CodeRed at www.CoralSprings.org/codered .

Hurricane and Other Emergency Preparedness Information

Print

It's Hurricane Season, June 1 - November 30

Prepare now for hurricane season.

HurricaneSouth Florida emergency management agencies collaborate to spread regional disaster preparedness message.

A major disaster threatens South Florida, forcing you to utilize important emergency supplies, safeguard your home and business, determine how to best care for your loved ones with special needs and pets, and evacuate to a safe area.

Important Links Before and After Severe Weather/Hurricanes

Prepare and Prevent

A web-site that will provide you with resources under the following tenets of Crime Prevention and Emergency Preparedness. Visit PrepareNPrevent.org

  • Disaster Preparedness Resources
  • Juvenile Programs
  • Crime Prevention Tutorials and Tools
  • Community Involvement Events

 

Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide

Local Media News

Radio Stations

City's Hurricane Call Center

The City of Coral Springs Hurricane Call Center will be available to assist residents with vital information before and after a storm. Residents can reach the call center at 954-344-1001.

Staff at the Call Center are available to answer questions about City-related issues and not concerns such as canals, cable television or electricity.

Shelters

Two closest primary shelters for Coral Springs

Monarch High School,
5050 Wiles Road, Coconut Creek
Coral Glades High School,
2700 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs

The American Red Cross is responsible for opening this and other shelters as need demands. Shelters and other programs may open in phases and residents will need to monitor local media for information.

It is important to note that Coral Springs is not considered an evacuation area.

Evacuation and Shelter Information in Broward County

Pet Shelter: Pet-friendly Hurricane Shelter

Millennium Middle School, 5803 N.W. 94th Avenue, Tamarac
DoggieShelter

Those wanting to use the shelter during an emergency must pre-register because of space limitations.

Pre-registration must be done in person at the Humane Society of Broward, 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 or call for more information at 954-989-3977. Click here to visit their site for more hurricane infomation for your pets.

Owners are required to show proof that they reside in a County evacuation zone and that their pets have up-to-date vaccinations, including a rabies shot.

Special Needs Shelter/Emergency Transportation Program

Pre-Register with Broward County's Vulnerable Population Registry. This registry allows people who are disabled, frail or have health issues to register in advance with their city so that emergency workers may plan a better response to vulnerable residents in a recovery effort following a hurricane or other emergency.

Pre-register for evacuation transportation, if you think you may need it. As with shelter registration, you are not obligated to take advantage of the service if your plans change. To pre-register, call Broward County Emergency Management at 954-831-3902 (TTY 954-831-3940) or complete the registration form online.

CodeRED

CERT

CodeRed_KCI_Logo133x150Residents and business owners alike are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED, a voice messaging system used to alert residents about events or concerns in their area including: local criminal activity, weather emergencies, missing persons, evacuation orders and other situations requiring immediate attention.

Those who sign up can enter multiple phone numbers, including cell phones and non-local numbers as long as a Coral Springs address is registered to the number. To register or obtain more information, visit coralsprings.org/codeRED.

CERTLogoJoin the CERT - The Community Emergency Response Team is made up of residents like you specially trained in emergency response procedures. Those taking part in the 25-hour CERT course receive training in disaster preparedness, basic fire suppression, medical treatment strategies for life-threatening conditions, search-and-rescue techniques, and coping with post-disaster stress.

CERT members are called upon to help the community during many types of events. No previous experience or training is necessary. Interested participants must be at least 16 years old.

For more information call 954-346-1774 or visit coralsprings.org/cert, where those interested also can download an application and brochure