Emergency Info

Emergency Info

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Open Shelters

View list of Open Shelters


Federal disaster assistance is available to affected individuals in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington counties. Additional counties may be added later (see Declarations list below for more details).

If you are in one of these counties, you will need the following to apply for assistance:

  • Social Security Number;
  • Daytime telephone number;
  • Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property; and
  • Insurance information, if available.

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Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program - The bridge loan program supports businesses impacted by hurricane michael by providing short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm. The program bridges the gap between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer-term recovery resources, such as payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance  - The disaster unemployment assistance program provides assistance to businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of hurricane michael.

Disaster Dislocated Worker Program - Dislocated worker grants are awarded for temporary employment to workers affected by major dislocations, including natural disasters.

Public Assistance for emergency protective measures (Category B) see declaration FEMA-3405-EM.
Counties Individual Assistance Public Assistance
Bay Declared Categories A and B
Calhoun Declared Categories A and B
Franklin Declared Categories A and B
Gadsden Declared Categories A and B
Gulf Declared Categories A and B
Hamilton   Categories A and B
Holmes Declared Categories A and B
Jackson Declared Categories A and B
Jefferson   Categories A and B
Leon   Categories A and B
Liberty Declared Categories A and B
Madison   Categories A and B
Suwanne   Categories A and B
Taylor Declared` Categories A and B
Wakulla Declared Categories A and B
Washington Declared  Categories A and B



Points of Distribution

A Point of Distribution or POD is where the public goes to pick up emergency supplies following a disaster. The need for a POD is based on lack of infrastructure to support normal distribution of food, water, or other supplies. A map of PODs is available here.

Alford - Alford Community Center POD 2562 Park Rd., Alford, FL 32420
Altha - Altha Town Hall POD 25586 Main St, Altha, FL 32421
Blountstown - Sam Atkins Park POD 22216 NW Silas Green St, Blountstown , FL 32424
Blountstown - Harvey's POD 17932 Main St., Blountstown, FL 32424
Blountstown - Magnolia Square POD 206049 Central Ave East, Blountstown, FL 32424
Blountstown - Scotts Ferry Fire Dept POD 7226 SE Iola Rd., Blountstown, FL 32424
Bonifay - Holmes County Agriculture Center POD 1173 US 90, Bonifay, FL 32425
Bristol - Liberty County 911 Coordinator POD 10979 Spring Street, Bristol, FL 32321
Bristol - Bristol City Hall POD 12444 NW Virginia G Weaver Street , Bristol, FL 32321
Bristol - Rock Bluff Voting Precinct POD 6915 NW Torreya Park Rd., Bristol, FL 32321
Chattahoochee - Florida State Hospital POD 100 Main St., Chattahoochee, FL 32324
Chipley - Chipley High School POD 1545 Brickyard Rd, Chipley, FL 32428
Chipley - Possum Palace Park POD 3121 Possum Palace Drive, Chipley, FL 32428
Crawfordville - Medart Park POD 79 Recreation Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327
Hosford - Woodman of the World POD 21859 NE Woodman of the World Rd., Hosford, FL 32334
Kinard - Kinard Public Library POD 25416 SR 73, Kinard, FL 32449
Marianna - Century Fire Protection POD 3018 Hwy. 71 N., Marianna, FL 32446
Marianna - Mobil POD 2251 State Rd. 71, Marianna, FL 32448
Marianna - Rivertown Community Church POD 4534 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL 32446
Mexico Beach - Co Rd 386 POD 1011 Co Rd 386, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Mexico Beach - City Hall POD 201 Paradise Path, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Panama City - Lucille Moore Elementary School POD 1900 Michigan Ave, Panama City, FL 32405
Panama City - Dean Bozeman Learning Center POD 305 Woodland Road, Panama City, FL 32409
Panama City - Parker Elementary School POD 640 S Hwy 22 A, Panama City, FL 32404
Panama City - Rosenwald High School POD 924 Bay Ave., Panama City, FL 32401
Panama City - Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative POD 9434 FL-77, Panama City, FL 32409
Panama City - Dollar General 901 Cherry St, Panama City, FL
Panama City - Subway 3604 15th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
Panama City - 7th Day Adventist Church 2700 Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, FL
Panama City Beach - Frank Brown Park POD 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Port St. Joe - Port St. Joe Elementary School POD 2201 Long Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe - Beach Baptist Chapel POD 311 Columbus Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Quincy - Quincy National Guard Armory POD 2049 Pat Thomas Pkwy., Quincy, FL , Quincy, FL 32351
Sneads - VFW Legion POD 2010 Legion Rd., Sneads, FL 32460
Sneads - Adam Tucker Wilson Park POD 8070 FL-10, Sneads, FL 32460
Vernon - Vernon High School POD 3232 Moss Hill Rd, Vernon, FL 32462
Wewahitchka - Wewahitchka High School POD 1 Gator Cir., Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Youngstown - Waller Elementary School POD 11332 County Rd. 388, Youngstown, FL 32466


Bay County - Full   last updated: 10/11/2018 01:39 PM
A Curfew will be enacted tonight from 2000 to 0700
Calhoun County - Full   last updated: 10/14/2018 07:04 PM
Dusk to Dawn Curfew Countywide
Franklin County - Limited   last updated: 10/14/2018 07:06 PM
Sunset to Sunrise
Gadsden County - Full   last updated: 10/14/2018 01:59 PM
The curfew for Gadsden County is now from 10:00pm tp 6:00am
Gulf County - Limited   last updated: 10/16/2018 10:19 AM
10-16-2018_ 1020hrs: Curfew Hours have been modified, curfew is in effect from 9pm -5am, but is still Countywide Remains in effect for the entire County from sunset to sunrise
Jackson County - Limited   last updated: 09/06/2018 09:26 AM
Dusk to Dawn through Tuesday Oct 22 2018
Liberty County - Limited   last updated: 10/17/2018 11:11 AM

Florida Department of Health lists boil water notices. This list has been compiled from multiple sources, including press reports, utility data, and information from local authorities. Note, your utility or county emergency contact will have the latest and most up-to-date information. 

Due to issues with communication lines throughout the panhandle, there has been an increase in the number of calls for individuals missing, well-being checks, and concerns. The State has established a webpage for individuals to report these concerns. The State EOC will route these inquiries to the appropriate local agency for response.

Go to Hurricane Michael Life Safety Reports.

After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind.

American Red Cross Safe and Well 

Register Yourself as “Safe and Well”
Click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button to register yourself on the site.

Search for Loved Ones
Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.

County Emergency Management - county emergency management contacts and websites

Alert Florida - sign up to receive emergency alerts and other public safety notifications in your community

Public Debris Reporting Tool - Florida Public Debris Reporting Tool can be used to report significant debris impacting your community.

Free Hurricane Michael Home Cleanup Hotline - Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief agencies. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed.

To make a contribution, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. The fund is administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation. Funds will support disaster relief organizations active in responding to and recovering from Hurricane Michael. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has updated Hurricane Season Resources which contains links to resources from the Governor, Chief Financial Officer, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, Division of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program, and contact information for Florida’s property insurers

Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Consumer Services has resources for consumers seeking to file insurance complaints

Florida Storms - Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Google Play  iTunes

Florida 511 - Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida with Florida 511.

FEMA - mobile app

Red Cross - mobile apps

Gas Buddy - Gas stations availability

Power Outage Dashboard

Power Outage Details

Restoration Information

See below for a list of power providers and links to report outages and/or view more details. 




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Beaches Energy Services




Central FL CO-OP



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Choctawhatchee Electric CO-OP



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City of Alachua




City of Bartow




City of Blountstown




City of Bushnell




City of Chattahoochee




City of Clewiston




City of Fort Meade




City of Green Cove Springs Electric Utility




City of Homestead




City of Lake Worth Utilities




City of Lakeland



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City of Leesburg




City of Mount Dora




City of Newberry Utility Department




City of Ocala d/b/a Ocala Electric Utility



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City of Quincy




City of St. Cloud



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City of Starke




City of Tallahassee



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City of Vero Beach



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City of Wauchula




City of Williston




City of Winter Park Electric Utility




Clay Electric Cooperative



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Duke Energy



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Escambia River Electric CO-OP



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Florida Keys Electric CO-OP



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FL Power & Light Co




FL Public Utilities Corp




Ft. Pierce Utilities Authority



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Gainesville Regional Utilities/City of Gainesville



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Glades Electric CO-OP




Gulf Coast Electric CO-OP



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Gulf Power Company



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Keys Energy Services




Kissimmee Utility Authority



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Lee County Electric CO-OP



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Moore Haven Municipal Light Department




Okefenoke REMC



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Orlando Utilities Commission



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Peace River Electric CO-OP



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PowerSouth Energy Cooperative




Progress Energy Florida



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Reedy Creek Improvement District - Utilities Division




Sumter Electric CO-OP



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Suwannee Valley CO-OP




Talquin CO-OP



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Tampa Electric Co



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Town of Havana




Tri-County CO-OP



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Utilities Commission, City of New Smyrna Beach, Florida




West Florida Electric CO-OP



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Withlacoochee River Electric CO-OP



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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has activated the Private Sector Hotline at 850-815-4925. The hotline is available for business inquiries about the storm, preparedness information and post-impact information.

FLORIDADISASTER.BIZ - To help Florida businesses prepare for and recover from hurricanes and other disasters

Better Business Bureau - Florida Hurricane Guide

Florida Chamber of Commerce - Hurricane Information Resources

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association - Hurricane Resources for your Business

Florida Small Business Development Network - Disaster Information for Business

Airbnb has activated response to Hurricane Michael. Their community members have open their homes at no cost to displaced evacuees and responders: Airbnb.com-Hurricane Michael

VISIT Florida has activated the Expedia/VISIT Florida Hotel Accommodation Web Portal

Florida 511 - Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida with Florida 511.

Florida Highway Patrol - Florida Highway Patrol Live Traffic Crash and Road Condition Report. Reports are updated every five minutes. Incidents located within city limits also may not show on the map since it is not common practice for FHP to work incidents inside city limits.

Florida Traffic - Traffic incidents and conditions from Florida 511 and Florida Highway Patrol brought to you by Florida State Emergency Response Team Geographic Information Systems.

The Florida 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. SAIL is currently activated and available 24 hours/7 days a week.

The Florida Department of Education is in contact with school districts, state colleges and universities for updates and to determine needs before, during and after emergency events. All school districts, colleges and universities are monitoring Hurricane Michael and collaborating with local emergency preparedness officials to make decisions that ensure student and staff safety.

School closures will be updated with information regarding closures as those announcements are made.

For state park closures and re-openings, please visit Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Park Service Closures Information.

Additionally, Florida Park Service has opened areas to dry camp for self-contained rigs – usually parking lots without utility connections – at some state parks for evacuees on a first come, first served basis with waived overnight fees. A list of open parks and contact information to check for availability can be found at https://www.floridastateparks.org/get-involved/storm-assistance.

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