Hurricane and Other Emergency Preparedness Information

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We hope you weathered Hurricane Irma safely and had minimal damage to your property. In the interest of your continued safety and well-being, this is a friendly reminder that it is dangerous to leave your hurricane shutters up once the storm has passed.

As stated in our city’s storm shutter ordinance, it is prohibited to maintain hurricane protective devices (shutters) which impede egress, light and/or ventilation in a closed/secured position on occupied buildings after a designated hurricane watch or warning has terminated; and further it is hereby prohibited to maintain any hurricane protective devices in a closed/secured position for periods in excess of ten consecutive days (10) for the City of Parkland and fourteen (14) consecutive days for the City of Coral Springs unless ... more

HurricaneGraphicIt's Hurricane Season, June 1 - November 30

Prepare now for hurricane season.

South 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

Broward County Suggestions for Hurricane Preparedness

Before the Hurricane | During the Hurricane | After the Hurricane

Prepare and Prevent

CSPD_badgeBrought to you by the Coral Springs Police Department's Community Involvement Unit, it is a web-site that will provide you with resources under the following tenets of Crime Prevention and Emergency Preparedness. Visit

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

Florida Emergency Preparedness GuideBooklet

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.



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
Doggie Shelter

Those wanting to use the shelter during an emergency must pre-register because of space limitations.
Humane Society of Broward County’s Pet Hurricane Hotline: 954-266-6871

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 information 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_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

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, where those interested also can download an application and brochure