Palm Coast – Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and now is the time to prepare yourself, your family and your home in the event of a storm.

The 2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held May 28 to June 6, 2021. Remember to shop local for supplies. You can see which items are tax free by clicking here.

With many new residents living Palm Coast for their first summer and those longtime residents who appreciate helpful reminders, there are several steps you can take to prepare: create a disaster plan; create a disaster supply kit; prepare your property (home or business); and be informed through various government channels. You can learn more by viewing the disaster preparedness guide by clicking here or you can pick a copy up at Palm Coast City Hall, Flagler County Government Services Building, Flagler County EOC and the Flagler County Library.

The best way to be prepared for hurricane storm surge is to know your evacuation zone and plan your destination and travel routes ahead of time. Keep in mind that not every address in Palm Coast has an evacuation zone. Also, the Palm Coast "section" you live in is NOT your evacuation zone (i.e. the "B" section is NOT evacuation zone B). Visit here to find your evacuation zone:

https://www.palmcoastgov.com/emergency/evacuation-zones

Additional resources for residents include ALERTPalmCoast and Palm Coast Connect. ALERTPalmCoast is a no-cost service that provides Palm Coast residents a variety of emergency notifications – such as severe weather – based upon the address you enroll. This service allows you to customize your notifications and choose delivery methods that include phone calls, email, SMS/Text messages, and even through a downloadable app. Sign up today for ALERTPalmCoast's service.

For Flagler County residents who do not live in the City of Palm Coast, please visit ALERTFlagler at www.FlaglerCounty.org/AlertFlagler to sign up.

Palm Coast Connect is the easiest way to report non-emergency concerns and request services from the City of Palm Coast. During a storm event, residents can report trees down, blocked roadways and flooding. The platform lets you track and receive email notifications about your submitted requests. So create a free account today at palmcoastconnect.com.

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