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Hurricane Resources & Relief
Hurricane Michael is the latest and most devastating storm to hit the Florida Panhandle since 2005. Below you will find resources and links that can offer help in the wake of a disaster to friends, family and loved ones.
The first thing you must do is register with DisasterAssistance.Gov or by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362. Operators are multilingual and calls are answered seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET.
The state of Florida sends food to participating food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens and organizations such as the Salvation Army and other mass care organizations to feed those affected by a disaster.
- Florida D-SNAP Online Forms - DisasterAssistance.gov
- U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Florida Disaster Nutrition Assistance
- Florida Dept. of Children and Families - Disaster Services
- Florida Division of Emergency Management - http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp
- Food for Florida - https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/forms-of-assistance/4629/1/2
- United States Department of Agriculture - https://www.fns.usda.gov/disaster/disaster-assistance
Phone Numbers for the Red Cross:
North Florida Region:
- Jacksonville (904)-358-8091 or (888)-843-5748 serving Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns and Union counties.
- Tallahassee (850)-878-6080 or (866)-943-9010 serving Dixie, Franklin, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Wakulla counties.
- Pensacola (850)-432-7601 or (800)-733-2767 serving Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington counties.
Central Florida Region:
- Florida’s Space Coast Chapter | Brevard, Flagler, Volusia Counties | 321-890-1002
- Greater Orlando Chapter | Orange, Osceola, Seminole Counties | 407-894-4141
- Mid-Florida Chapter | Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Pasco, Polk, Sumter Counties | 863-295-5941
- Southwest Florida Chapter | Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Sarasota, Manatee Counties | 941-379-9300
- Tampa Bay Chapter | Hillsborough, Pinellas Counties | 813-348-4820<
South Florida Region:
- Broward County Chapter | Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 797-3800 serves Broward County
- Coast to Heartland | Vero Beach, FL (772) 562-2549 serves Indian River, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Highlands counties.
- Florida’s Southern Gulf | Naples, FL (239) 596-6868 serves Collier, Glades, Hendry & Lee Counties
- Miami & The Keys | Miami, FL (305) 644-1200 serves Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Florida Division of Emergency Management Latest Updates: Get the latest information on any state emergency activation, including evacuation zones, road closures, mobile access, shelters, contact information and more.
Emergency State Assistance Information Line: The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida. The SAIL hotline is: 1-800-342-3557.
Florida SBDC Network: The Florida SBDC Network provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed including disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The Florida SBDC Network has more than 40 offices from Pensacola to Key West to serve the needs of Florida’s business community.
Disaster Business Damage Assessment Survey: Businesses that are damaged after a state-designated emergency can fill our the Damage Assessment Survey to provide information about the damage and connect with available resources. The information provided in this survey will be shared among various state and local agencies to expedite implementation of appropriate disaster relief programs for businesses.
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program: The purpose of the Emergency Bridge Loan Program is to provide a source of expedient cash flow to Florida small businesses impacted by a disaster.These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Long-Term Recovery Resources: The mission of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's is to help communities achieve their long-term goals and grow their local economy after a disaster, when the recovery of a community can affect its ability to succeed for years to come. The agency is the state point of contact for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery programs.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance: The purpose of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is to provide benefits and reemployment services to individuals who have become unemployed as a result of a major disaster.
EmployFlorida Disaster Recovery Jobs Portal: Find jobs related to recent disasters.
Volunteer Florida: Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during and after disasters. In partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Volunteer Florida coordinates with Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and local and state government emergency management agencies to meet volunteer and donation needs and mobilizes and deploys resources to assist communities responding to and recovering from disaster.
We take great pride in our many achievement awards and our strategic partnerships that we have developed through the years.
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