Activation Level

  • EOC Activation

    Emergency Operations Center Activation Level Descriptions

    Level 1 - Full activation. All lead and support agencies are notified. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is staffed by Division of Emergency Management (DEM) personnel, the Executive Policy Group (EPG), all Sections and Branches, their staff, as well as State and Federal representatives.

    Level 2 - Partial activation. Selected Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff are notified. The EOC is staffed by Division of Emergency Management (DEM) personnel, appropriate Sections, their staff, and outside agencies as required to meet the operational need of the incident.

    Level 3 - Enhanced Monitoring. The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) transitions to this level for incidents or special events that have the potential for escalation.The County Warning Point (CWP), DEM, and/or other emergency management personnel are actively monitoring the incident/event. Notifications are made to appropriate Division and County personnel and support organizations that may be required to take action as part of their normal responsibilities.

    Level 4 - Normal Operations. This is the normal day-to-day operational level for the Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and the County Warning Point (CWP), which are continuously monitoring local, regional, national, and international events, evaluating threats, and analyzing their impact on Palm Beach County. Appropriate Division and County personnel and support organizations are notified and informed through a variety of communication methods based on the urgency required of the incident/event.

Activation Level

  • Hurricane Readiness

    Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends on November 30, with the peak months for hurricane and tropical storm development being August and September.

    • Find out what re-occurring hazards are prone to your local area; consult the Palm Beach County Zone Tools for Storm Surge Information
    • Familiarize yourself with Evacuation Zones and Locate Evacuation Risk Shelters near your area
    • Determine where you can get building supplies or groceries during a disaster
    • Make a Family Disaster Plan and practice it with family members
    • Plan how to stay in touch with family and friends if everyday methods of communication are not available
    • Pre-register for Special Needs and Pet-Friendly Shelters

    The City of Lake Worth Beach does not operate any shelters during or after the storm, please make use of county facilities by clicking here. Also please take note of your evacuation zone and be ready if an evacuation order is given.

  • Lake Worth Beach Emergency Notification System

    • Your safety is our top concern – that’s why the City of Lake Worth Beach wants to make sure you know about emergencies and incidents as they happen. The City of Lake Worth Beach will begin to use an emergency communication service powered by Everbridge to make sure you know about issues that may affect your safety. This system allows the City of Lake Worth Beach to contact thousands of residents in seconds so you can find out about an emergency right away.