Thank you for registering for the QuakeSmart Workshop on August 28 in Dorado.


Unfortunately, due to Tropical Storm Dorian (forecast to be a hurricane by Thursday) we are canceling the workshop. We will be re-scheduling the workshop and will notify you as soon as a new date is determined.


In preparation for Tropical Storm Dorian, we want to remind you that the time to prepare is now.


  1. Safety First – Know Your Zone

·       Determine if you will remain in your home or if you need to evacuate

·       Never drive into flooded roadways, Turn Around, Don’t Drown.


  1. Emergency Supply Kit

    1. Be sure to gather the following items to ensure your family's basic comfort and well-being:

o   Cash – banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.

o   Water – at least one gallon per person per day for three to seven days, plus water for pets.

o   Food – at least enough for three to seven days, including: non-perishable packaged or canned food and juices, food for infants and the elderly, snack food, non-electric can opener, vitamins, paper plates, and plastic utensils.  

o   Radio – battery powered NOAA weather radio with extra batteries.

o   First Aid Kit -- plus medicines, prescription drugs.

o   Special items -- for infants and the elderly. 

o   Toiletries -- hygiene items, moisture wipes, sanitizer.

o   Flashlight and batteries. 

o   Pet care items, proper identification, immunization records, ample food and water, medicine, a carrier or cage, leash.

  1. Things to Know About Strengthening Your Home


  1. Bring loose outdoor items such as patio furniture inside. They can blow around and cause damage to your home.
  2. Secure all doors on your property. Remember that the garage door is usually the most vulnerable.
  3. Move your car inside a garage or to another elevated, secure location.


  1. Emergency Board-Up


·       For information on temporary, emergency protection for windows and doors, click here for English and here for Spanish.

·       Remember, never put tape your windows.  


Finally, please stay aware of all watches and warnings for your area and always heed local officials’ instructions. For additional preparation information, please visit http://flash.org/protect.php or http://manejodeemergencias.pr.gov/huracanes/.


Best regards,


Sarah M. Chason