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Hurricane Irma Resources

In preparation of of Hurricane Irma’s arrival to Central Florida, we have compiled hurricane resources that can help you before, during and after the storm. This page will be updated as information becomes available. Be sure to follow Heart of Florida United Way on Twitter (@HFUW) and Facebook (@HeartofFloridaUnitedWay) for information as well. 

 

After Storm Resources Information

United Way Hurricane Relief Fund

Donatehttp://www.hfuw.org/hurricane/

 

Emergency food pantry locations 

Phone: 407-295-1066
Websitehttp://www.feedhopenow.org/site/PageServer?pagename=how_help_disaster

*SNAP Benefits: FNS granted a mass replacement for 40% of SNAP benefits to customers already approved as of September 10 in Orange and Seminole counties

*Beware of free food stamps scam

 

Red Cross Shelters

Websitehttp://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter
Phone: 407-894-4141 (local) or 800-733-2767 (Toll Free National)

Orange: Freedom High School

Osceola: Osceola Heritage Park Expo Center

Seminole: Northland Church

Seminole Special Needs/Pet Friendly: Bentley Elementary School

 

Free showers and cell phone charging at YMCA

Website with locationshttps://www.clickorlando.com/weather/hurricane-irma/several-local-gyms-offer-services-to-families-without-power

 

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency  

Apply for assistance: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
Phone: 1-800-621-3362
Website
: https://www.fema.gov
Twitter: @FEMA | https://twitter.com/fema

 

Disaster Distress Helpline

Provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters
Phone: 1-800-985-5990 
Text: Text TalkWithUs to 66746

 

Hurricane Irma Rumor Control 

Website: https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-irma-rumor-control

 

Power Outage Information

Websitehttp://www.wftv.com/weather/eye-on-the-tropics/after-the-storm-central-florida-power-outage-information/607983130

 

Debris Crisis Cleanup Hotline

Phone: 1-800-451-1954 or 844-965-1386

 

Airbnb Temporary Shelter Disaster Relief Program

Websitehttps://www.airbnb.com/welcome/evacuees/hurricaneirmaevacuees

 

Information Helplines

2-1-1

Call: 2-1-1
Text: Your zipcode to 898211
Chat online here

United Way’s 2-1-1 is Central Florida’s 24/7/365 information and assistance hotline during natural disasters, and throughout the year, for connecting with community resources, like:

  • Shelter information and housing assistance
  • Sand bags, tarps and other storm supplies
  • Evacuation routes and road closures
  • Food, clothing and hygiene locations
  • Special needs registry and medical supplies
  • Emotional and crisis support

 

Volunteer Opportunities

2-1-1 Call Center Volunteers

Volunteers needed to help share Hurricane Irma Resources with an influx of callers. Email Traci.Blue@HFUW.org to sign up 

 

Second Harvest Food Bank

Donations needed and volunteer opportunities available: http://www.feedhopenow.org/site/PageServer?pagename=how_help_disaster

 

American Red Cross

Volunteers needed for Irma recovery: http://www.redcross.org/hurricane-irma-volunteer-application

 

Volunteer Florida

Volunteers needed to staff our state’s shelters and other disaster relief organizations: https://www.volunteerflorida.org/irma/

 

Emergency Operations Centers County Information

Orange County 

Phone: 3-1-1 |407-836-3111
Special Needs: 407-836-9319
Website: http://www.orangecountyfl.net/tabid/3761/default.aspx
Twitter: @OrangeCoFL |  https://twitter.com/OrangeCoFL
Facebook: @OrangeCountyFlorida | https://www.facebook.com/OrangeCountyFlorida
Apps available: https://www.facebook.com/OrangeCountyFlorida 

 

Osceola County

Phone: 407-742-0000
Special Needs: 407-742-9001
Website: http://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/emergency-management/hurricane-center/
Twitter: @OsceolaCountyFL | https://twitter.com/osceolacountyfl
Facebook: @OsceolaCountyFL | https://www.facebook.com/OsceolaCountyFL

 

Seminole County

Phone: 3-1-1 | 407-665-0311
Website: http://www.prepareseminole.org
Twitter: @seminolecounty | https://twitter.com/seminolecounty
Facebook: @SeminoleCounty | https://www.facebook.com/SeminoleCounty

 

Shelter Information

Florida Evacuates

Florida shelter locator: http://floridaevacuates.com

Information about staying at a shelter: http://floridaevacuates.com/information

Phone: 800-342-3557

 

Visit Orlando 

Information on hotel vacancies 
Websitehttp://www.visitorlando.com/plan-your-trip/severe-weather/ 
Phone: 1-800-972-3304
Twitter: @VisitOrlando | https://twitter.com/visitorlando

 

Florida Hurricane Resources

Florida Disaster State Emergency Response Team (SERT)

Websitehttp://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp 
Phone:  1-800-342-3557
Twitter: @FLsert | https://twitter.com/flsert
Facebook: @FloridaSERT  | https://www.facebook.com/FloridaSERT/ 
Alerts: Text FLPrepares to 888777 to have alerts sent straight to your phone

 

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency  

Phone: 1-800-621-3362
Website
: https://www.fema.gov
Twitter: @FEMA | https://twitter.com/fema

 

Florida Special Needs Registry

Websitehttps://snr.floridadisaster.org/Signin?ReturnUrl=%2f
Phone: 800-374-9689
Special Needs by Countyhttp://www.floridadisaster.org/disability/specialneeds/

 

Additional Resources

5-1-1

Contact 5-1-1 for information about traffic and evacuation routes.

Call: 5-1-1
Websitehttps://fl511.com 
Twitter @fl511_central | http://twitter.com/fl511_central
Text alerts: https://fl511.com/PersonalizedServices 
App available 

 

GasBuddy

Check GasBuddy for live updates on fuel availability
Websitehttp://business.gasbuddy.com/hurricane-irma-live-updates-fuel-availability-station-outages/ 
Apphttps://www.gasbuddy.com/App

 

Price Gouging Hotline

Report instances of price gouging on hurricane supplies
Phone
: 1-866-966-7226
FAQshttp://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/5D2710E379EAD6BC85256F03006AA2C5?OpenDocument

 

Ready.Gov

Step-by-step plan on how to prepare from days to hours before a hurricane: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

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