Disaster Relief Links




 
HURRICANE, NATURAL DISASTER AND OTHER WEATHER RESOURCES                

 HOTLINES

  • State Volunteer and Donations Hotline: 800-FL-HELP (800-354-3571)
  • Elder Affairs 800-96-ELDER (800-963-5337)
  • Florida Power and Light: 800-4-OUTAGE (800-468-8243)
  • Department of Financial Services Hurricane Hotline: 800-22-STORM (800-227-8676)
  • Fla. Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline: 866-966-7226
  • Agricultural and Consumer Services Consumer Hotline: 800-HELP-FLA (800-435-7352)
  • Emergency Agency for Workforce Innovation Unemployment Claims www.floridajobs.org/unemployment or 800-204-2418
  • Salvation Army Donation Helpline: 800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769)
  • American Red Cross Donor Assistance: 800-HELP-NOW (800-435-7669)
  • American Red Cross Food, Shelter, and Financial Assistance: 866-GET-INFO (866-438-4636)
  • Disaster Food Stamp Hotline and Information:  Please call your local Department of Children and Families office or the statewide toll free number 866-762-2237

 DISASTER PLANNING

 Make sure to have a plan together for what you and your family/business should do if a disaster strikes.

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS APPS FOR YOUR SMARTPHONE

  • Red Cross

    redcross1Rather than just one app, the Red Cross offers a whole series of apps, including a Hurricane App, a Shelter Finder App, a First Aid App, an Earthquake App, a Wildfire App, and even a Pet First Aid App. Each app includes emergency notifications; step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your family and your home; how to help friends and neighbors; and hints on how to handle food and water during power outages. There are even interactive quizzes to help you prepare for the real thing.

    Platform: iOS, Android
    Price: Free
  • FEMA

    FEMA1The FEMA app features preparedness information for all different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, and information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster. There is also information on how to plan an emergency meeting location for family and friends, and a map of FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations for accessing supplies and emergency aid.

    Platform: iOS, Android, BlackBerry
    Price: Free

  • Pocket First Aid & CPR

    pocketfirstaid1Developed by the American Heart Association, Pocket First Aid & CPR includes hundreds of pages of instructions on what to do in emergency situations, including dealing with choking, burns, CPR, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and more. A first aid checklist makes sure you have what you need in the event of an emergency, and the emergency contacts screen allows one-click dialing to reach your doctor and other essential services.

    Platform: iOS, Android
    Price: Free
  • WISER

    wiser1First responders and others exposed to emergency situations often have to deal with hazardous material. WISER helps those individuals by providing important information about hazardous substances and guidelines on what to do if you come into contact with such material. Various User Profiles allow users to specify what role they are playing at the scene of an incident, so the information presented can be customized to suit the individual.

    Platform: iOS, Android, BlackBerry
    Price: Free
  • ICE Standard

    ICE1Developed by About the Kids Foundation, ICE Standard (ICE stands for In Case of Emergency) is an emergency card app, which lists an individual’s complete medical history, emergency contacts, insurance details, blood type, and more. ICE Standard features a unique color-coding plan to quickly allow first responders to determine if there are any serious medical issues. For example, red indicates severe allergies, heart conditions, etc., yellow indicates the individual is taking medication, while green suggests no complications. The ICE Standard is regarded as an excellent back up to a normal emergency medical card.

    Platform: iOS, Android
    Price: Free
  • Disaster Alert

    disasteralert1The Disaster Alert app is a listing of ‘Active Hazards’ occurring around the globe. By Active Hazards the developers mean current and real-time incidents that could be “potentially hazardous to people, property or assets.” This includes everything from hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis to areas of drought or serious health risk. The app includes alerts, notifications, and interactive maps.

    Platform: iOS, Android
    Price: Free