Hurricane season begins June 1st. For Floridians, preparing for hurricane season becomes a way of life, and Jupiter residents should always err on the side of caution by anticipating an active hurricane season. This includes making preparations for tropical depressions and storms, and hurricanes that may not directly hit our area, but may still impact our weather. A storm that doesn't make direct landfall can still cause local erosion, flooding, wind damage, and possible tornadoes.
The Town hopes for the best and prepares for the worst, planning year-round to ensure the safety of residents and local resources. Residents and businesses are highly encouraged to do the same so we, as a community, are ready in the event of a storm.
The Jupiter Hurricane and Flood Guide can be downloaded in English and Spanish and includes tips on drainage maintenance, evacuation routes, safety measures, and important emergency numbers. Below are helpful links where you can get updated storm information, planning tools, shelter information and more. Updates regarding Jupiter information and closings will be posted here under closings, and available via the Resident Information Line at (561) 743-7013.
Storm Information for Jupiter Residents & Businesses
- Visit the National Hurricane Center site
- North County Storm Shelters
- Important info for before, during and after a storm
- Jupiter Hurricane and Flood Guide: and Spanish
Watches, Warnings & Local Communication
Palm Beach County has a community notification system to alert its cities and towns of hurricanes and floods. This system uses TV Channels 5, 12, 25, 29 (Comcast channels 03, 09, 10 and 11) and all radio stations. During major storms, as conditions permit, the town is patrolled by police officers, stormwater, public works, water utilities and other staff to identify safety hazards and areas of flooding. In the event winds reach 45 mph, public safety personnel (including police and fire rescue) will not patrol. If you need assistance, always call 911 for emergencies, and for non-emergency assistance from police or fire rescue, call (561) 799-4445.
|Palm Beach County North Area Shelters|
(Jupiter to Palm Beach Gardens)
|Independence Middle School:|
4001 Greenway Drive, Jupiter
|Palm Beach Gardens High School:|
4245 Holly Drive, Palm Beach Gardens
For Shelter Information, Contact
|Division of Emergency Management|
American Red Cross
Important Storm Links
|The links below will help with information regarding an upcoming storm. This includes preparing for and what to do during and after a storm.|
Special Notice to Boaters
Drawbridges over our local waterways will typically be locked in a down position when a hurricane watch is issued. The Town recommends that any boat owners who require drawbridges to be raised to move underneath need to move their boats to other locations immediately. View more information on preparing your boat for a hurricane.