Emergency Info

Emergency Info

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DR-4399-FL Public Notice


Open Disaster Recovery Centers

Open Mobile Recovery Intake Centers

Open Shelters

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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).

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.

Also see Disaster Recovery Centers and Mobile Registration Intake Centers below for locations to apply for assistance in person. 

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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.

Disaster Recovery Centers

A Disaster Recovery Center or DRC is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where survivors may go for information about our programs or other disaster assistance programs, and to ask questions related to your case. Representatives from FDEM, FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), volunteer groups and other agencies are at the centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance. A map of DRCs is available here.

Bay County - Callaway Community Center- DRC#13 530 Beulah Ave, Callaway, FL 32404
Bay County - Bay County Public Library - DRC #11 898 W 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
Calhoun County - DRC #10 - Blountstwon Public Library 17731 NE Pear St. , Blountstown, FL 32424
Gadsden County - DRC #7 - Old Gretna Elementary School 706 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Gretna, FL 32332
Gulf County - DRC# 9 - Gulf Coast Community College 3800 Garrison Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32465
Gulf County - DRC #12 -Wewahitchka Branch Library 314 N. 2nd St., Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Jackson County - DRC #3 - Jackson County Extension Office 2741 Penn Ave, Marianna, FL 32448

Mobile Registration Intake Centers

FEMA has deployed Mobile Communications Office Vehicles in the Individual Assistance designated counties to serve as Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRICs) serving survivors until long-term Disaster Recovery Centers are identified. Individual Assistance specialists, Small Business Administration, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance, and State Disaster Case Managers will be available at these centers. These centers will be temporarily at these locations and hours of operation will be 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. A map of MRICs is available here.

Public Assistance for emergency protective measures (Category B) see declaration FEMA-3405-EM.
The Disaster Unemployment Assistance program is available in all counties with an Individual Assistance declaration.

The Dislocated Worker Grant program is available for many counties, please contact your local CareerSource Florida network board for more information.
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program is available for businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael. Apply here.

Counties Individual Assistance Public Assistance Transitional Sheltering Assistance
Bay Declared Categories A through G Eligible
Calhoun Declared Categories A through G  
Franklin Declared Categories A and B  
Gadsden Declared Categories A through G  
Gulf Declared Categories A through G Eligible
Hamilton   Categories A and B  
Holmes Declared Categories A and B  
Jackson Declared Categories A through G Eligible
Jefferson   Categories A and B  
Leon Declared Categories A and B  
Liberty Declared Categories A through G  
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  



Executive Order # 2018-276 declares a State of Emergency in 26 Florida Counties in Preparation of Tropical Storm Michael

Executive Order #2018-277 - Amendment of Executive Order 18-276

Executive Order #18-360 - Emergency Management - Extension of Executive Order# 18-276

The State of Florida recognizes that survivors impacted by a disaster may require assistance for immediate, as well as unmet needs.  It is the goal of our Division to provide information that could assist survivors in making connections with agencies outside of the Division to fulfill their immediate or unmet needs.  To assist individuals in obtaining the appropriate resource(s), the Division has created a Needs Questionnaire that is to be used by survivors for submitting any identified needs they may have as a result of the disaster.  The questionnaire will be reviewed, and then referred to the appropriate agencies/organizations for handling. 

Access the Needs Questionnaire.

Bay County

Calhoun County

Franklin County

Gulf County

Gadsden County

Holmes County

Jackson County

  • Citizen Information Line - 850-718-0019
  • Jackson County (Temporary site)

Leon County

Liberty County

Taylor County

Wakulla County

Washington County

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Opertation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of Operation Blue Roof is to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs.

Operation Blue Roof is available to all counties approved for FEMA Individual Assistance. See Declarations above for a list of currently approved counties and check out the Operation Blue Roof website for updates.

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. 

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has activated the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Uninsured Floridians are eligible for no-cost replacements of critical medications lost or damaged during the storm.

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.

Florida Disaster Fund

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.

Volunteer Florida Hurricane Michael Volunteer Database Registration

Register your interest in volunteering by completing this form. As Volunteer Florida partner organizations assess needs and evaluate resources, they will begin to organize volunteer opportunities for unaffiliated, spontaneous volunteers. Volunteer Florida will then match those organizations with individuals like you, who want to serve their communities.

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

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Power Outage Details                     Archive

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

Business Recovery Centers - Staffed by US SBA Disaster Loan Specialists and Florida SBDC Disaster Recovery Specialists, at these locations businesses may receive assistance in applying for state emergency bridge loans and federal business disaster loans. A map of Business Recovery Centers current open is available here.

Disaster Recovery Jobs Portal - Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Florida in the aftermath of disaster. Search jobs, create résumés, find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, search labor market information.

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

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.

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.

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