Hurricane Irma Resources

 

Hurricane Irma

* Florida is within the expected path of Hurricane Irma. Contact 1-800-342-3557 for the State of Florida's 24-hour hurricane hotline.*

www.floridadisaster.org 
A comprehensive guide to hurricane preparedness, including how to strengthen your home, create a family plan, and even protect your important financial records. 

www.ready.gov
A federal website with useful check-lists that will help you create a communications plan and assemble an emergency kit in advance of a hurricane. 

Emergency Numbers You Should Know

  • State of Florida Emergency Information 24-hour hotline (FEIL): 1-800-342-3557
  • State Volunteer and Donations Hotline: 1-800-FL-HELP1 (1-800-354-3571)
  • American Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669)
  • Florida Power and Light: 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243)
  • Florida Department of Elder Affairs: 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)

 

 Hurricane Preparedness Information

 

Federal and State Resources

 

Shelters

  • Collier County shelters can be found here
  • Hillsborough County shelters can be found here
  • Pinellas County shelters can be found  here.
  • Pasco County shelters can be found here.
  • Hernando County shelters can be found here
  • Citrus County shelters can be found  here
  • Manatee County shelters can be found here
  • Sarasota County shelters can be found here
  • Hardee County shelters can be found here
  • Polk County shelters can be found here
  • Charlotte County shelters can be found here.
  • Desoto County shelters can be found here.
  • Glades County shelters can be found here
  • Hendry County shelters can be found here
  • Lee County shelters can be found here
  • Seminole County shelters can be found here
  • Volusia County shelters can be found here
  • Sumter County shelters can be found here
  • Palm Beach County shelters can be found here
  • Martin County shelters can be found here
  • St. Lucie County shelters can be found here
  • Indian River County shelters can be found here.
  • Okeechobee County shelters can be found here
  • Duval County shelters can be found here
  • St. Johns County shelters can be found here
  • Alachua County shelters can be found here
  • Nassau County shelters can be found here
  • Bradford County shelters can be found here
  • Flagler County shelters can be found here.

US Military Support:

  • US Northern Command is coordinating support efforts for Hurricane Irma. 
  • The National Guard has activated more than 8,000 troops to support US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida and South Carolina.
  • Ohio National Guard deployed to the US Virgin Islands in support of Hurricane Irma response efforts. 
  • The US Navy deployed three ships with nearly 700 Marines embarked to support humanitarian relief efforts for Irma by providing disaster relief supplies, medical, logistics, and security support.
  • The US Coast Guard is deployed off Puerto Rico and Florida in support of Irma recovery efforts. 
  • US military allies including Netherlands and Britain are deploying assets to support the other Caribbean Islands.
  • A list of recommended actions before, during and after a hurricane are provided by the US Navy. 

For Constituents Abroad in the Caribbean

  • Visit Task Force Alert (https://tfa.state.gov/) and select “2017 Hurricane Irma”
  • Email IrmaEmergencyUSC@state.gov  and provide as much information as possible (at a minimum, please provide their full name, gender, and last known location within country, if known)
  • Contact the Department of State at 1-888-407-4747 (from the U.S. & Canada), +1-202-501-4444 (from Overseas)
  • The American Red Cross  has activated its Safe and Well program to allow survivors to let family members know they are safe, and for family members to search for loved ones. For now, while communications capabilities on the Islands are down, it is recommended that you take advantage of this program.

Avoid Scams after the Storm:

  •  Hurricane Preparedness Guide
    A guide prepared by the Florida Attorney General's office for avoiding scams and price gouging.
  • Florida Attorney General's Price Gouging Hotline: (866) 9-NO-SCAM
    Under FL law, during a state of emergency it is illegal to sell essential commodities for a an amount that grossly exceeds the average price for that commodity. Call the hotline if you suspect price gouging.