Mayor McDonald – July 2016
What Happens Before And During A Storm Event?
Curious about what happens inside the city during a storm event? At a very basic level, the infographic illustrates one way that information flows between the City of Maitland and Maitland residents. Think of the Emergency Operations Center as a beehive and EOC participants as worker bees.
- Hurricane identified & residents’ safety could be compromised
- City activates the Emergency Operations Center. City staff mobilizes and stands read to assist
- EOC is a hive of activity. Information flows in; information flows out.
- Social Media Users: Use hashtag #HurricaneNameMaitland. An example: #ErikaMaitland
- Information Flows Out:
- Check the City’s website itsmymaitland.com & communication channels
- Check your landline phones for a possible notification
What Can I Do to Prepare?
Before grey skies form:
- Gather hurricane supplies. Invest in a hand-crank radio.
- Develop a plan. Resources: floridadisaster.org, www.ready.gov, and www.fema.gov
- Download: Red Cross Hurricane App
Keep supplies on hand
- Stock your home with enough food, water, and supplies to last each member of the household for roughly 72 hours. Don’t forget to include the needs of pets. Suggestions include:
- Can opener, manual
- Duct Tape
- Garbage Bags
- Food, non-perishable
- Matches, waterproof
- Pet Items
- Radio, hand-crank
Apply to Serve on a Resident Board
Do you have a skill set or talent that could benefit the residents of Maitland? Looking to give back to the community? The city is accepting applications to the resident boards. There are openings in the Board of Adjustments & Appeals, Board of Zoning Adjustment, and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. Fill out an application online by clicking the link directly: http://bit.ly/1XAKIAjby