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2021 Boca Raton Hurricane Season Preparation

As of June 1, hurricane season has arrived and the time to prepare is now. 

City of Boca Raton Communication & Marketing manager, Annie Marie Connolly said that the City encourages people to start to prepare as hurricane season begins. 

“The City is taking appropriate measures that include putting procedures in place for its Emergency Operations Center, coordinating safety protocols for emergency staff, and staying in close communication with other agencies to ensure necessary resources are available to be deployed to our area if needed,” Connolly said. “We are asking our residents to do the same and put necessary plans in place to protect yourself, your property, and your family.”

Some ways that the City of Boca Raton advises include: 

The NOAA update the average Atlantic named storms to be 14 in a season. Graphic sourced from NOAA.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, the average hurricane season has been updated. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, used the last 30 years to update the Atlantic average to be 14 named storms and 7 hurricanes. The only average that remains the same is 3 major hurricanes. 

Before the average was 12 named storms and six hurricanes. 

“As always, the City highly encourages all employees to be prepared before hurricane season begins,” the City of Boca Raton statement read. “These next six months may continue to be challenging given the continued presence of COVID-19 in our area.”

Running until June 6, Florida’s disaster preparedness sales tax holiday is here. 

Although originally scheduled for 7 days, the sales tax free holiday will last 10 days. Graphic sourced from Boca Raton Tribune.

Originally the sales tax holiday was scheduled to run for 7 days. Now, it has been expanded to last 10 days by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis. 

The holiday exempts certain items from sales tax including self-powered light sources, reusable ice packs, gasoline, and generators.

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