Hurricane Tips and Resources


Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 officially. It's important that you take all appropriate measures to protect yourself and your family. 

Planning and preparation can make all the difference in an emergency. There are a number of specific steps you can take to ensure your safety.

First, make a plan. If you do not already have a plan for your family (including pets and animals) or business, click here to create one. You can also download the FEMA mobile app (available in English and Spanish) for a checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and recovery centers, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. And in the case of evacuation, make sure your plan includes

Second, compile all your insurance and banking information in one, easily-accessible place. The Florida Department of Financial Services offers a free Emergency Financial Preparedness Toolkit. Click here to download the free toolkit.

Third, stay informed. The path of storms can often be uncertain, so it is important to stay up-to-date with the latest information. Click the links below to view or receive helpful updates:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Traffic Updates During Emergencies:

Public Health:
Food Safety:
Finally, below is the emergency contact information for various localities in Florida's 7th Congressional District, as well as well as contact information for utility companies in the area in the event of a power outage. Please be sure to print out this page so these phone numbers will be available in case of a power outage. In the event of an emergency, always dial 911 first.

GOVERNMENT CONTACTS

Florida Emergency Management
Website: http://www.floridadisaster.org/dem/
Phone Number: (850) 413-9969

Orange County Emergency Management
Website: http://www.orangecountyfl.net/EmergencySafety/DisasterPreparedness.aspx#.Wv8alkgvyUk
Phone Number: (407) 836-9140

Seminole County Emergency Management
Website: http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/county-managers-office/prepare-seminole/
Phone Number: (407) 665-5102

Orlando Emergency Management
Website: http://www.cityoforlando.net/emergency/
Phone Number: 321.235.5438

Winter Park Emergency Management
Website: http://wpfd.org/emergency-management/
Phone Number: (407) 836-9140

Sanford Emergency Management
Website: http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=365
Phone Number: (407) 665-5102

Oviedo Emergency Management Department
Website: http://www.cityofoviedo.net/323/Disaster-Preparedness
Phone Number: 407-971-5611

POWER OUTAGES

Florida Power and Light (FPL)
1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243)

Duke Energy
800-228-8485

Orlando Utility Commission
407-423-9018

If you need additional guidance or assistance, please call the office of Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy at (888) 205-5421.

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