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A Big Weekend Ahead, Time To Get Prepared: Hurricane Season Begins June 1st & A Free ArtsPark Concert Experience

May 30, 2024

This Saturday, June 1st marks the start of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Now is the time to get ready. Reduce your stress during an emergency by having your family’s plan in place in advance. A hurricane can cause major disruptions to your family, the power grid and the supply chain. The best way to minimize these and many other problems is to be prepared. Sit down with your family and determine essentials such as how much water your family needs, where you will go if you need to evacuate and how you will stay in contact with loved ones. You will also need to be able to be self-sufficient for at least 7 days after a storm hits our area. To help you prepare, here are some tips from the Florida Department of Health:

• Your emergency plan should include: a) All members of your household, b) Special medical conditions, c) When and where to evacuate, d) Special transportation needs, e) Emergency meeting place, f) An out-of-town contact who everyone can call to stay in touch, and g) Pet plan.

• Gather emergency supplies: a) A gallon of water per person for 7 days, b) Non-perishable foods such as canned meat, fish, veggies, fruits and nuts, c) Non-electric can opener, disposable plates and utensils, and d) Matches and cooking gel.

• Stock up on medical needs: a) 30 day supply of prescription medications from your doctor, b) Over the counter pain reliever, antacids, anti-diarrhea medicine and children’s medicine, c) List of all medications and essential medical devices, d) Physician contact number, and e) Blood type and allergies for all household members.

• Assemble a first-aid kit with sterile bandages, cleansing agent, safety pins, gauze pads, scissors, sewing needle, moist towelettes and tape.

• Collect essential data in a waterproof container: a) Contact information for property insurer, official emergency agencies, family and friends, b) Credit card and bank information, c) Portable computer storage device with electronic copies of mortgage, home deed, car title, etc. d) Instructions for shutting off utilities, and e) Pet health records.

• List your major home belongings and back it up with photos.

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday – June 1st – June 14th
Residents can stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies beginning this Saturday with the 2024 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday through Friday, June 14. More information and a list of eligible supplies can be found at

Sign Up for "Alert Hollywood" Emergency Notifications
Alert Hollywood is the City of Hollywood’s emergency notification system. Used by many government agencies throughout Florida, Alert Hollywood notifies residents through phone calls, e-mails and/or text messages to mobile phones of an emergency in the community such as a hurricane watch or warning, flash flood warning, tornado warning, serious police situations and other critical incidents.

To register, visit: and click on the Alert Hollywood logo to get to the registration page. Register by clicking on the "Sign Up" link located just below the login fields. After you submit your information, you will receive Alert Hollywood notifications whenever an alert is issued. Alerts may be received by phone and/or email address. Severe weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service are automatically issued through the Alert Hollywood system if you elect to receive those notifications.

The Alert Hollywood service is free to the public. Text message fees by your wireless carrier may apply depending on your mobile phone plan.

For more information, including storm surge and evacuation zones, shelter information and more, please visit the City’s website at:

Free ArtsPark Concert Experience
The Hollywood ArtsPark Experience is a free series of family-friendly events in the magnificent Hollywood ArtsPark Amphitheater, celebrating the vibrant cultures of South Florida through music, food, culture.

Produced by The Rhythm Foundation for the City of Hollywood, this event series engages Hollywood residents, businesses and visitors, and promotes historic downtown Hollywood as a wonderful place to live, work and play.

The ArtsPark at Young Circle is located at Hollywood Boulevard and US1. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the show from the giant lawn. This venue is plastic and foam free. Single-use containers are prohibited inside the park.

This Saturday, June 1st Black Uhuru will be featured at 7 p.m. on the ArtsPark stage. For parking information visit:

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