The City of Stuart Recommends Residents To Be Prepared
Our community is vulnerable, to varying degree s, to numerous h azardous conditions. Disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, tornados, chemical releases and terrorist incidents can all profoundly impact the lives of the City's residents and business owners.While no one can predict when and where the next disaster will strike, we can all take steps to lessen the impact of a disaster on our families and businesses.
One of the most common effects of a disaster is the disruption of services. Most people take advantage of the considerable degree of convenience built into the American lifestyle. In almost every community, people can purchase gas for the car, milk, and a DVD player in the same store at any time of day or night. There is very little need to carry cash during normal conditions, because most retail businesses take credit or debit cards for any size purchase. It is important to remember, however, that these services may not be available for some time after a disaster. How does one feed the family, keep the car running for necessary trips, make sure the business survives, etc. post-disaster?
It is important to plan ahead. A little planning now goes a long way to reducing the hardships faced after an incident. How much food and water do you need for at least 3 days, but preferably 5 days? Do you and your family need to evacuate if there is a hurricane approaching the area? If there is an incident of sudden onset, such as a tornado or a chemical accident, how can occupants of your home or business stay as safe as possible within the building? There are a variety of information sources available that will assist in making these and other important decisions. Please follow the links to our other information pages and the external websites.
City staff is available for Emergency Preparedness Presentations upon request. For more information, please contact the Community Safety Coordinator at (772) 288-5353.