The Village of North Palm Beach works closely with several local, state and federal agencies to prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes and severe storms, and for other disasters whether accidental or intentional.
The agency that coordinates emergency preparation and response locally is the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management. The Village recommends that all residents familiarize themselves with the planning guide published on their website:
The Division of Emergency Management guidelines advise residents to:
Make a plan
Build a kit
The first step in making a plan is to make sure you find out if you are in an evacuation zone and locate an evacuation risk shelter. You can find out by using the Evacuation Zone Map tool on www.ReadyPBC.com.
You can also download the County's mobile app. It's called PBC DART (Palm Beach County Disaster Awareness and Recovery Tool), and it provides residents with information and tools to prepare for a disaster and report damage afterward.
The Village participates in the County's Unified Local Mitigation Strategy Plan and Working Group. It is comprised of county, municipal, private sector, and community partners, including the general public, that prepare and promote strategies to reduce long-term risks from natural, technological and human caused disasters.