Hurricane Information

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Emergency Preparedness

National Hurricane Center Storm Tracker
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. A hurricane can cause storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and inland flooding.

Village Emergency Operations

Chapter 18.33 of the Village Code of Ordinances designates the Fire Chief as the Emergency Management Director. The Fire Chief, Village Manager, and the Mayor will accomplish all coordination, direction, and implementation of all disaster management functions cooperatively to maintain continuity of government. When necessary, evacuation of certain areas of the Village will be initiated following a decision by the local governing body in accordance with the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Emergency Management Manual. The Village of Tequesta will support the County and the Red Cross by assigning security and emergency medical personnel, if needed, to shelters as they are opened by the County. The Village of Tequesta Emergency Operations Center will serve as the nerve center for the coordination and control of the Village’s response and recovery efforts.


Before the Storm

Be prepared with food and water for at least 7 days; pre-arrange contact with family members; gather important documents, address book, and phone numbers; make plans to keep food and medicines cold; make provisions for pets; gather all supplies early; decide on a safe place to stay; secure your home.

Visit to view the Palm Beach County Hurricane Survival Guide containing complete survival instructions and evacuation maps, and PBC-TV CHANNEL 20 for Hurricane Preparedness to develop your complete hurricane safety plan. Storm updates are provided by the National Hurricane Center.

During the Storm

Reminder: During the height of the hurricane, emergency vehicles are often unable to respond due to high winds. Please remain inside your home while the storm is in our area.

After the Storm

Avoid driving around to look at damage because of downed power lines or impeding emergency vehicles (After Storm).

Palm Beach County Damage Assessment and Resources Tool (PBC DART)

Use the Palm Beach County Damage Assessment and Resources Tool (PBC DART), which provides residents with information and tools used to prepare for a disaster and with the ability to report damage to their home or business in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Damage reports help disaster managers get an immediate Countywide "picture" within hours of a disaster event to help prioritize response efforts. Install PBC DART on your smartphone device.

Important Village Numbers

  • Police Emergency: 911
  • Police Non-Emergency: 768-0500
  • Missing street signs and trees down: 768-0480
  • No water or a visible leak: 768-0480
  • Flooding, stormwater issues: 768-0480
  • Water quality/safety questions: 768-0490
  • Fire: 768-0550
  • Manager: 768-0465
  • Village Clerk: 768-0440
  • Building / Permits: 768-0450
  • Utilities: 768-0430 / 768-0429


Local Media Information

The local media outlets provide a wealth of comprehensive information before, during and immediately following a storm event.