Each year hurricane season begins on June 1st and lasts 5 months, with storms typically peaking in August and September. As with every hurricane season regardless of forecast, knowing the essentials of how to prepare could truly be a life saver.
Important Phone Numbers
In case of Emergency, dial 911
Emergency Management Offices:
561-233-3500 or 561-712-6400
Jupiter Police Dept. non-emergency:
American Red Cross:
Palm Beach County Schools
866-930-6001 or www.palmbeachschools.org
FPL Outages/Downed wires:
Town of Jupiter Emergencies:
The storm warning levels determined by the National Hurricane Center and evacuations as ordered by Palm Beach County.
Advisory – The National Weather Service message giving the storm location, intensity, movement, and precaution to be taken
Tropical Storm – A tropical weather system characterized by constant wind speeds between 39 and 73 mph, usually accompanied by rain, thunder or lighting
Hurricane – A tropical weather system characterized by pronounced rotary circulation with a constant minimum wind speed of 74 mph, usually accompanied by rain, thunder or lighting
Tropical Storm Watch –tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 – 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours
Tropical Storm Warning – tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 – 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 48 hours
Hurricane Watch – hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area within 48 hours
Hurricane Warning – hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area within 36 hours
Hurricane Landfall – The point and time during which the eye of the hurricane passes over the shoreline. After passage of the calm eye, hurricane winds begin again with the same intensity as before but from the opposite direction.
Mandatory Evacuation – as ordered by Palm Beach County. Must leave the property to find a Red Cross Evacuation Shelter or a location away from the hurricane’s path.
Safe Return – as ordered by Palm Beach County. It is safe to return to the property.