The better prepared you are, the better you can deal with a storm and maintain comfort after it passes. Find a list of storm tips here:
- Red Cross
- National Hurricane Center
- The Weather Channel
- Florida Division of Emergency Management
Listed below are resources that may be able to assist in locating and receiving aid in the wake of a hurricane.
Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery
Google Crisis Map
NOAA – National Hurricane Center
Road Closures and Evacuations
For information about road closures you may dial 511 or obtain information online at
Local Red Cross Locator
Red Cross Smartphone Apps
Apps will update people on current flooding situation and provide information on safety during a disaster.
United Way 2-1-1
2-1-1 Northwest Florida
2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters. Please call if you are seeking resources such as clothing, food or programs for your family.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
500 C Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20472
If a disaster is declared in your area, please call to apply for assistance or visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov
FEMA Text Message Program
- To locate an open emergency shelter, text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA).
- To locate an open Disaster Recovery Center, text DRC and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA).
Please note that standard message and data rates apply.
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Local Salvation Army Locator
As an additional resource, we have provided the website information for AirBNB and VRBO, which may offer reduced rates for housing in times of disaster.