In the immediate aftermath of an emergency such as Hurricane Irma, residents can help first responders quickly identify areas of devastation, even before damage assessment teams are able to more effectively canvass the County, by participating in the Home Damage Assessment Program.
The website for the Home Damage Assessment Program features photos of four homes that have experienced varying levels of flooding and devastation. As soon as it is safe to go outside, compare the way your home looks to the four photos. Report to Broward County officials your address, and the number of the photo that mostly closely resembles the level of damage you have experienced.
To report, call the Broward County Emergency Hotline at 311 in Broward or 954-831-4000. If you have power and Internet service, you can visit this site to report. You can also report using your smart phone.
Emergency Management officials encourage residents to print off the four photos ahead of time, and store them with their hurricane kit for easy access after the storm, or bookmark the website link in their smart phone. Reporting through a smart phone automatically associates your location with the level of damage you are reporting. You will not be required to enter your address.For more information about what you can do to be ready for/ and after Irma visit broward.org/hurricane. You can also: Follow Broward County on Twitter@ReadyBroward, subscribe to Broward County Emergency Updates via email and "Like" us on Facebook.com/BrowardEMD.