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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

Donatehttps://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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