Emergency Management

Hurricane

The City of Stuart recommends all residents, businesses, and visitors be prepared and have a plan! All communities are vulnerable, in varying degrees, to the hazardous conditions of a disaster. 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

Plan Ahead

It is critical to plan ahead. Pre-planning now can reduce the hardship faced immediately before, during and after a disaster. 

  • Have a family plan
  • Stock up on supplies (food, water, gas, medicine, cash, etc.)
  • Family evacuation (Where will you go?, When will you leave?, etc.)
  • Homeowners/Flood Insurance (Are the plans up to date?, Do you have important documents?, etc.)
  • Pets (Food, water, medicine, etc.)

There are a variety of information sources available that will assist in making these and other important decisions. Please follow the links to other information pages and external websites for further assistance.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season starts on June 1st and continues until November 30th of each year. 

It is important to create or update your plans prior to the start of hurricane season each year. The City of Stuart recommends at least 7 days of supplies including food, water, batteries, medicine, etc. 

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.

Disruption of Services

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?

More Information

City staff is available for Emergency Preparedness Presentations upon request. For more information, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator.