Hurricane Resources

Published: August 30th, 2019

Category: Featured Items

In the event the you are ordered to evacuate from your home, you can contact the local emergency management agency for information about evacuation route(s) and locations for those who need shelter.  Often there is an identified shelter for individuals with disabilities and shelters that provide accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

For information about such resources in your area, see the list below:

Alachua County

Bradford County

Citrus

  • Sign up for notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods at Alert Citrus.
  • If you have a special medical need, you can enroll in the Citrus County Special Needs Registry. The County maintains a resident registry and arranges for transportation and shelter. You can also register by phone: 352-249-2733
  • Shelters in your area.

Columbia

Dixie

  • Sign up for notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods at the Dixie Emergency Alert Program.
  • If you have a special medical need, you can enroll in the Dixie County Special Needs Registry. The County maintains a resident registry and arranges for transportation and shelter. You can also register by phone: (352) 498-1240
  • Shelters in your area.

 Gilchrist

  • Sign up for notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods at Alert Gilchrist.
  • Department of Public Safety, 3250 N. US Highway 129, Bell, Florida 32619
    Phone: (386) 935-5400 Fax: (386) 935-0294

Hamilton

Hernando

  • Sign up for notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods at Alert Hernando.
  • If you have a special medical need, you can enroll in the Hernando County Special Needs Registry. The County maintains a resident registry and arranges for transportation and shelter. You can also register by phone: (352) 754-4083
  • Shelters in your area.

Lafayette

  • Sign up for notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods at Alert Lafayette FL.
  • If you have a special medical need, you can enroll in the Lafayette County Special Needs Registry. The County maintains a resident registry and arranges for transportation and shelter. You can also register by phone: 386-294-1950
  • Shelters in your area.

Levy

Marion

  • Sign up for notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods at Alert Marion.
  • If you have a special medical need, you can enroll in the Marion County Special Needs Registry. The County maintains a resident registry and arranges for transportation and shelter. You can also register by phone: 352-369-8100
  • Shelters in your area.

Putnam

  • Sign up for notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods at PutnamAlert.com.
  • If you have a special medical need, you can enroll in the Putnam County Special Needs Registry. The County maintains a resident registry and arranges for transportation and shelter. You can also register by phone: (386) 329-0379
  • Shelters in your area.

Union

  • Sign up for notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods at Union County Code RED.
  • If you have a special medical need, you can enroll in the Union County Special Needs Registry. The County maintains a resident registry and arranges for transportation and shelter. You can also register by phone: (386) 496-4300 or go to
  • Shelters in your area.

Suwannee

  • Sign up for notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods at Alert Suwannee.
  • If you have a special medical need, you can enroll in the Suwannee County Special Needs Registry. The County maintains a resident registry and arranges for transportation and shelter. You can also register by phone: (386) 364-3405
  • Shelters in your area.

If you have not been evacuated and elect to stay in your home, below are links to supply lists for you to make sure you have everything you need in case of a power outage.

Ready.gov Build A Kit

FND Hurricane Season: Disaster Readiness for People with Disabilities

USF CARD’s Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hurricane Safety
(includes a Hurricane Social Narrative)

Satellite image of a hurricane.

Satellite image of a hurricane.