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Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Preparedness Tips: Get a Family Plan

Hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding are just a few of the many hazards Floridians are subject to - don't wait until disaster strikes, develop a family plan today! To get started, visit Get A Family Plan.

National Hurricane Center

Visit the National Hurricane Center for up-to-date storm information.

Recovery Efforts

Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, as a Category 3 hurricane after having strengthened to a Category 4. The Florida Department of Children and Families has transitioned into response and recovery and is utilizing resources to ensure that Florida families have every available resource at their disposal. Please visit the Hurricane Idalia page for the latest updates and resources.

And continue to check our website and social media accounts for up-to-date information.


Evacuations, Shelters, Outages, & School Closures

Plan & Prepare: Shelter Information

Shelter information before the storm, please visit the Florida State Emergency Response Team.