The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on September 14, 1999 · Page 8
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 8

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Tuesday, September 14, 1999
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10A THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 MSL LIU mm u .rniW i PROTECTING PETS Pets will not be allowed in emergency -shelters. Plan to leave them at home, , -with friends or in a kennel. If you're in a flooding evacuation area, don't leave your pet at home. It could drown. Otherwise, leave it in the home in an interior room with enough food and water for several days. : ' ff you're using a kennel, make arrange-: ments now. - Livestock should be boarded in barns strong enough to withstand a full storm . surge. Otherwise, they may be better off in a fenced pasture. Some local animal hospitals will take pets during the storm. Contact your -veterinarian for details. Plan to take shot records, a collar and leash, and enough food, bottled water and necessary medications for three days. - PET SHELTERS: Animal Rescue League of the Palm ' : Beaches, 3200 N. Military Trail, West- : : Palm Beach, (561) 686-3663 r : ; VCA by the Lake Animal Hospital, ; 2725 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach,' (561)655-5929 " : Animal House, 3530 Lantana Road,'' ; . Lantana, (561) 439-2246 .'. : . Boca Animal Hospital, (561) 997-8540 Lantana-Atlantis Animal Hospital, " ' 3530 Lantana Road, Lantana, (561) " ; 439-0694 : .... t - Simmons Vet Clinic, 4975 Lake Worth" Road, Lake Worth, (561) 439-3220 " Decide now: Should you stay or go? The most important decision you will make today is where you will ride out the storm. These are your options: 1. Stay home You need to decide now whether your home is a smart place to stay. Despite the tremendous building damage caused by Andrew, only six people out of more than 500,000 in the storm's . main strike area lost their lives in their homes. Once the storm arrives, stay calm. If you need to move to another interior room, choose a bathroom, closet or stairwell. If necessary, cover yourself with a mattress. 2. Leave the region early Florida's Turnpike and Interstate 95 will be jammed as the storm approaches. Southwest Florida residents will be coming up Interstate 75. Everyone will be merging in Central and North Florida. Don't count on U.S. 1 or U.S. 27, the only two major non-expressway routes out of South Florida. U.S. 1 is crossed by virtually every road used to evacuate barrier islands and used so much for local traffic that emergency officials don't even acknowledge it as an evacuation route. And U.S. 27 is stop-and-go through the interior. It is low-lying and prone to flooding. If you're leaving your home, make sure your car is in good running condition. Take a current map of backup routes to where you're going. You won't have time to get lost Let someone outside the danger area know where you are going and a telephone number where you can be reached. 3. Use a shelter REALIZE THAT: Shelter space often is limited. Have a second and third site in mind and listen to the radio for updated information. Pets will not be allowed. Don't expect too much. Shelters will be spartan at best. Bring only what you need. YouH be there just a few hours or overnight, at most WHEN THE STORM THREATENS: Let a friend or relative know where youll be. Don't go to a shelter until you hear it has been opened. Eat a good meal before you go. a Wear your medic-alert tag. WHAT TO BRING: A 24-hour supply of water and ready-to-eat food. You will not be allowed to cook. Blankets and pillows or a sleeping bag Changes of clothing Flashlights and batteries A radio and batteries Baby needs Any medicine you need Identification Insurance papers Small games, books, magazines, cards DONT BRING Alcoholic beverages Smoking materials Heavy luggage or several pieces Valuables s : t Shelters in St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties ST. LUCIE COUNTY (These shelters will be operated by county, school board and law enforcement volunteers) 1. Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 1801 Angle Road, Fort Pierce 2. Lakewood Park Elementary, 7800 Indrio Road, Fort Pierce ' 3. Parkway Elementary School, 7800 N.W. Selvitz Road, Port St. Lucie 4. Bayshore Elementary School, 1661 S.W. Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie 5. Windmill Point Elementary, 700 Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie 6. Momingside Elementary School, 2300 S.E. Gowin Drive, Port St. Lucie 7. Village Green Elementary, 1700 Lennard Road, Port St. Lucie 8. St Lucie County Civic Center, Virginia Avenue and 25th Street, Fort Pierce 9. PSL Community Center, Airoso Blvd. and Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie ARE YOU COVERED? r What to find out from your agent; Does your policy cover damage from ; . high tides, water or backup from sewers" or drains? Most standard homeownec -policies don't Ask if you live in a flood-prone area, : : You may be eligible for the Federal i : Flood Insurance Program. t Ask what out-of-pocket expenses after a storm are covered. ' ;' How to document your belongings Make a list of personal belongings and their costs, receipts and serial numbers. Take still photographs of each room " and major items such as couches, '. televisions and curio cabinets and theit ." contents. Take a video camera for a " : walk-through of your home, with you or someone else describing items as you ; -tape them. Include a close-up shot of that day's newspaper. Put inventories and pictures, as well as your insurance policy, in a safe deposit box or other safe place away . . ' from your home. If you'll be away during the storm, take a copy of your, , policy with you. : Keep all receipts of purchases for storm protection. Some are Angle Rd?V n Fort" f,: f-s- Pierce AIM MARTIN COUNTY (These shelters have been certified for use by the state Division of Emergency Management and will be served by the American Red Cross.) 10. Jensen Beach Elementary School, 2525 N.E. Savanna Road, Jensen Beach 11. Pfnewood Elementary School, 5200 S.E. Willoughby Blvd., Port Salerno 12. Crystal Lake Elementary School, 2095 S.W. 96th St., Tropical Farms s u v 13. Hidden Oaks Middle School, 2801 S.W, Martin Highway, Palm City ' -fvy St. Lucie fy . I ir VistaBd.W ' ' a1JVVt (These shelters will be operated by county volunteers if the Red Cross shelters are too full.) 14. Sea Wind Elementary School, 3700 S.E. Seabranch Blvd., Hobe Sound 15. Bessey Creek Elementary School, 2201 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City 16. Felix Williams Elementary School, 401 N.W. Baker Road, Stuart REPORT FRAUD Beware of extreme price increases ; ; associated with the storm. Report such incidents to Attorney General Bob Butterworth's office. The toll-free hotline number is 1-800-32M969. -Florida law prohibits extreme increases in the price of such commodities as food, shelter, water, ice, gasoline, -lumber and equipment necessary : . for use in an emergency. I V Jensen Beach ST. LUCIE COUNTY ( """ ; MARTIN COUNTY ' i'" hr" CU Downs glvl-A Stuart V TP OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Special Needs: Call (941) 763-3212 now to make arrangements for those shelters. 1. Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N. 2. Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane. 3. North Elementary School, 3000 N.W. 10th Terrace. 4. Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St. 5. Everglades Elementary School, 3725 S.E. . Eighth St. 6. Moose Lodge, 159 N.W. 36th St. (Australian Avenue) 7. Seminole Elementary School, FOLLOW THE STORM Follow Hurricane Floyd at - ; 24-hour updates and news - .. Tracking maps Free e-mail advisories Preparation tips and advice from FEMA ' Audio reports . Access local updates at Palm Beach Interactive: Forecastsnd severe weather " advisories to ;' Doppler 12000 radar updated every 2 minutes Evacuation zones : .. Shelter information Get Broward and Dade county updates at SoFIa: ,; South Florida weather forecast, radar, Live Web cams c . Shelter information " t Evacuation zones Jj I " J- ? Indiairtown y ' : ' UVT NV06th St. AX 'K V y0 ' C Mfcrm!t' Okeecnobee 2690 N.W. 42nd Ave. 8. Dks Lodge, 4000 State Road 70 E. 9. Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. 10. American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. 11. South Elementary School, 575 S.W. 28th St. 12. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. 13. Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., Fort Drum 14. Basinger Church, Highway 98, Basinger

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