See below for a list of power providers and links to report outages and/or view more details.
Disaster Dislocated Worker Program - Dislocated worker grants are awarded for temporary employment to workers affected by major dislocations, including natural disasters.
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|
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.
If you need assistance you can find a Disaster Recovery Center here.
Executive Order #18-276 - Declares a State of Emergency in 26 Florida Counties in Preparation of Tropical Storm Michael
Executive Order #18-277 - Amendment of Executive Order 18-276
Executive Order #18-360 - Emergency Management - Extension of Executive Order# 18-276
Executive Order #19-33 - Emergency Management-Extension of Executive Order 18-276 (Issued 02/01/19)
Executive Order #19-98 - Emergency Management-Extension of Executive Order 18-276 (Issued 04/01/19)
Executive Order #19-134 - Emergency Management-Extension of Executive Order 18-276 (Issued 05/31/19)
Executive order #19-176 - Emergency Management-Extension of Executive Order 18-276 (Issued 07/29/19)
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
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
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.