Hurricane Preparedness

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:
  1. Make a plan
  2. Build a kit
  3. Get involved
  4. Be informed
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

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.

Visit to see all the County recommendations. 

Damage Caused by Hurricanes

  • Flooding / Heavy Winds
  • Hurricane Photos
  • Hurricane Winds
  • Storm Surge
  • Tornadoes
Mitigate potential hurricane damage 
Learn what ideas, activities/projects and funding sources people like you used to help reduce or prevent the impacts of hurricanes and tropical storms.

Hurricane on Radar

Get more information on being prepared for all types of emergencies and sign up for electronic updates from Federal Agencies at:

National Flood Risk Resources

Learn About Hurricanes

Local Mitigation Strategy

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.