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Hurricane Preparedness Resources and Contacts


Melbourne, FL, October 5, 2016 - Whether you are a new resident or have lived here for years, it’s important to make a plan for emergencies. The first step in making a plan is gathering information. Find your local emergency contacts for the types of emergencies that are most common in your community. Also, find out where to seek shelter in the event of an emergency.

Other Helpful Tips:
It’s important to understand your home’s vulnerability, if you live in an evacuation area and how to get the National Weather Service forecasts for your area. Also, you can put together a supply kit, become familiar with evacuation routes and talk with your family and neighbors. Make a list of important emergency contacts and radio/TV stations in your area.

Emergency Resources: Below is an emergency contact list containing federal, state and local government emergency contact numbers and resources.


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FEDERAL RESOURCES
Dept. of Labor – Unemployment Assistance
http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/disaster.asp
FEMA – 800-621-3362 and
www.fema.gov  (1st step in filing for disaster assistance)
Assistance before and after a disaster at
www.fema.gov/assistance/process/guide.shtm
National Hurricane Center -
www.nhc.noaa.gov
NOAAWatch – Provides current information in monitoring Hurricanes –
www.noaawatch.gov  
National Flood Insurance Program – 888-356-6329 and
www.fema.gov/business/nfip  
Small Business Administration – 800-827-5722
• Disaster Preparedness -
http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance/disasterpreparedness/index.html
• Disaster assistance -
http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance/index.html
• Apply for a disaster loan online -
http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance/SERV_APPLY_FOR_A_DISASTER_LOAN.html
US Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov/dhspublic
Veteran Affairs – Florida office – 727-319-7400 and
www.floridavets.org  
U.S. Congressman Bill Posey Washington DC Office: 202-225-3671 and
www.posey.house.gov  

STATE RESOURCES
Department of Elder Affairs – 800-963-5337 and http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us and locally 407-839-4357  
Disaster Contractor Network Contractor License Verification – 850-487-13895 and 222.dcnoline.org  
Florida Attorney General Price Gouging Hotline – 866-966-7226
Florida Emergency Information Line (only activated during disasters) – 800-342-3557
Florida Emergency Management - Non-emergencies 850-413-9900; emergencies 800-320-0519 -
http://www.floridadisaster.org/  
Florida Dept. of Financial Services Insurance Claim Hotline
www.fldfs.com
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation – 850-413-3140 and
www.floir.com
My Florida 511: Free service of Florida Department of Transportation – www.dot.state.fl.us and www.fl511.com - Travelers can dial 511 to access current information for specific routes and all major interstate highways
Report Insurance Fraud – 800-342-2762
Utility and telephone concerns - call 800-342-3552

Indian River County
LOCAL RESOURCES

American Red Cross – 1-866-438-4636 and
www.redcross.org
Indian River County Emergency Operations – 772-226-3900 and Hurricane hotline 772-567-2154 and 222.irces.com – Government Access Channel Cable Channel 27; Phone-in Weather line 772-567-2129
Indian River Sheriff – 772-569-6700
Hurricane Hotline - For non-emergency information call 211 - For emergencies call 911
National Weather Service Forecast Office, Melbourne – 321-255-0212 and
www.srh.noaa.gov/mlbl
Special needs shelter (must pre-register) 772-567-2154
Radio Stations – WSCF 91.9FM

Brevard County
LOCAL RESOURCES

American Red Cross – 1-866-438-4636 and
www.redcross.org
Brevard County Emergency Operations – 321-632-1770 general; during disasters 321-637-6674 and
http://embrevard.com  
Brevard Sheriff – Central area 321-633-7162 - South Area 321-952-6371
Hurricane Hotline - For non-emergency information call 211 - For emergencies call 911
National Weather Service Forecast Office, Melbourne – 321-255-0212 and
www.srh.noaa.gov/mlbl
Special needs shelter (must pre-register) 321-637-6670
Radio Stations - WTKS 104.1 FM and WJRR 101.1 FM Cocoa Beach

Orange County
LOCAL RESOURCES

American Red Cross – 407-894-4141 and toll free 1-866-438-4636 and www.redcross.org
Electric: Duke Energy- 407-629-1010 or 1-800-228-8485 or
www.Duke-energy.com Orlando Utilities Commission – 407-423-9018 and http://www.ouc.com/
Orange County Office of Emergency Management – 407-836-9140 – e-mail –
ocoem@ocfl.net
Orange County Sheriff – For non-emergency information call 407-836-4357 - For emergencies call 911
Orange County Resource Line - call 311
National Weather Service Forecast Office, Melbourne – 321-255-0212 and
www.srh.noaa.gov/mlbl
Special needs shelter (must pre-register) call 407-836-9319
Emergency Medical Services – 407-836-8960


STORM TRACKING:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ 
National Weather Service
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

 

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