May 24-30 is Hurricane Preparedness Week – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests you begin preparations with a family communications plan, available from their website (  The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) offers a wealth of information to the public including easy ways to find your nearest shelter and which evacuation zone your home is located in.  Visit them at  The South Florida Regional Council recently completed the Directional Atlas for South Florida, part of the Statewide Regional Evacuation Study Program (SRESP).  For information on how to obtain a copy, please contact Manny Cela of Council Staff (