Hurricane Resources

In preparation of a Hurricane’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

Emergency food pantry locations

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

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: TBD

Osceola: TBD

Seminole: TBD

Seminole Special Needs/Pet Friendly: TBD

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

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 Lynnea.Crawford@hfuw.org to sign up

Second Harvest Food Bank

Donations needed and volunteer opportunities available: http://www.feedhopenow.org

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
Phone: 1-800-972-3304
Twitter: @VisitOrlando | https://twitter.com/visitorlando

Florida Hurricane Resources

Florida Disaster State Emergency Response Team (SERT)

Website: https://www.floridadisaster.org/site-index/
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

Website: https://www.floridadisaster.org/snr/
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
Apphttps://www.gasbuddy.com/App

Price Gouging Hotline

Report instances of price gouging on hurricane supplies
Phone
: 1-866-966-7226

Ready.Gov

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

Contact Us
407-835-0900407-835-0900 | hfuwcontact@hfuw.org |

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