Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed May 27 – June 2, 2012, as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Florida

All Floridians are urged to take the necessary measures this week to prepare for the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, beginning June 1.

Several websites are listed below to help you maintain situational awareness and prepare during a hurricane event:

National Hurricane Center: – public advisories and forecast of tropical cyclone activity, including a 5-day forecast cone

National Hurricane Center: – Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide – hurricane preparedness information

National Weather Service: – interactive map on weather hazards, including: hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and flooding hazards

FL Division of Emergency Management: – evacuation routes and surge zone maps by county

FEMA: – Flood Map Viewer

American Red Cross: – Hurricane Safety Checklist

Humane Society: – Disaster Planning for Pets