City of Miami prepares senior citizens for hurricane season

Hurricane Irma hit Florida on September 10, 2017. Photo Credit: EFE News Agency

On June 22, the City of Miami, American Red Cross Greater Miami & The Keys, Miami-Dade County’s Office of Emergency Management and United Way of Miami-Dade will host a Day of Action, where volunteers will create 500 hurricane supply kits for one of our most vulnerable populations, older adults.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, along with more than 150 community volunteers will deliver the kits, which include a toiletry kit, emergency thermal blanket, flashlight with batteries, whistles, work gloves, aquatabs and hurricane guides and CERT brochures in English, Spanish and Creole, to residents of Carrie P. Meek Manor, Town Park Plaza South Hud and Town Park Village in the Overtown area.

With the 2019 hurricane season in full effect, these organizations are urging community members to prepare accordingly and to remember that more than 217,800 households in Miami-Dade are headed by people who are 65 and over, and might need an extra hand.

To learn more on how to prepare for a hurricane or sign up to be an emergency volunteer, please visit www.unitedwaymiami.org/hurricane.

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