Hurricane Ian: Emergency phone numbers, apps Florida residents should have

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As Hurricane Ian heads toward the Sunshine State, residents in Florida are advised to keep these emergency phone numbers on hand.

Tampa could suffer its first direct hit from a hurricane in more than 100 years. The National Hurricane Center reports life-threatening storm surge is possible along much of Florida’s west coast, with the highest risk from Fort Myers to the Tampa Bay region. Significant river flooding is likely across central Florida.

Parts of Florida could see the effects of the storm as early as Tuesday with hurricane conditions hitting Florida’s west coast Wednesday into Thursday. Ian could also cause considerable flooding in Georgia and South Carolina later in the week.

Florida Emergency Information

The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) has been activated to provide an additional resource for Floridians to receive up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Ian.

State of Florida Emergency Hotline

The 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.

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Disaster Distress Helpline

Call 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” for English or “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

FEMA Registration

  • 800-621-3362
  • TTY 800-462-7585

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Elder Affairs

Price Gouging

State law prohibits excessive increases in the price of essential commodities, such as food, water, hotel rooms, ice, gasoline, lumber and equipment, as a direct result of an officially declared emergency.

This satellite image released by NASA shows Hurricane Ian growing stronger as it barrels toward Cuba on Sept. 26, 2022.
(NASA Worldview/Earth Observing System Data and Information System via AP)

Insurance Hotlines

State Farm

Allstate

Citizens

Nationwide

USAA (military)

Mobile Apps

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Traffic Links

  • 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 residents by Florida State Emergency Response Team Geographic Information Systems.

Emergency Management by County

Citrus County

  • 352-249-2775 (open during emergencies or disasters)

DeSoto County

Hardee County

Hernando County

  • 352-754-4083
  • Recorded message line: 352-754-4111

Highlands County

Hillsborough County

Manatee County

Orange County

Pasco County

Pinellas County

Polk County

Sarasota County

Source: Fox News


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