Rider’s Of The Storm has put together a comprehensive list of helpful Government links to aid you in the long recovery process of recovering from Hurricane Michael .
Florida Links to :
Debris Removal 800.451.1954
Rx Open 800 451 1954
Emergency Health/Medical Links:
“Department Of Elder Affairs
If you know of a senior who needs assistance call the Florida Department
of Elder Affairs hotline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337).
To report elder abuse, call 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).
Veterans in need of assistance or in need of their medication can contact the Veteran Disaster Hotline at 1-800-507-4571 or go to any VA medical facility for assistance.
“Diaster Preparedness Planning For Dialysis Individuals
· US Renal Care: 866.671.8772
· Fresenius: 800.626.1297
· DaVita: 800.400.8331
· DCI: 866.424.1990
Rider’s Of The Storm has put together a comprehensive list of helpful Public Charity links from Charity Navigator to aid you in the long recovery process of recovering from Hurricane Michael .
Relief for Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael crashed into the Florida Panhandle as a powerful Category 4 storm on October 10. This is the first storm of this magnitude to hit the region. Meteorologists continue to predict a life-threatening storm surge in coastal areas, as well as catastrophic winds and deadly flooding along the coast and inland.
Officials are warning that Hurricane Michael is extremely dangerous, and unlike any other hurricane to hit the region. Residents who did not evacuate are being urged to shelter in place and ride out this storm.
After it passes through Florida, Hurricane Michael is expected to drench Georgia and the Carolinas with heavy rainfall. These areas are still working to recover after Hurricane Florence caused widespread damage a few weeks ago. They are bracing for another round of flooding.
By donating to one of the highly-rated charities on this list, you will help to deliver much-needed aid and relief to communities affected by Hurricane Michael. Organizations like Team Rubicon, Samaritan’s Purse, All Hands and Hearts Smart Response, and Direct Relief are closely monitoring the path of this storm and are already preparing to deploy relief teams to assist in its immediate wake. These charities, and others like them, will provide food, shelter, medical care, and other necessities to victims of the storm.
Charity Navigator has confirmed that the organizations on this list will provide assistance to the communities affected by Hurricane Michael. Donors can designate their donations to the cause on the organizations’ websites respectively, or use Charity Navigator’s Giving Basket to complete their donations. Please note, at this time it is not certain that all of these organizations will spend 100% of donations received on Hurricane Michael relief.*
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General Aid & Relief
Animal Care & Services
Food & Hunger Relief
In order to find a hurricane shelter close to you, you can text the word “shelter” and your zip code to the number 4-F-E-M-A or 4-3-3-6-2.
Text FLPREPARES to 888777 to receive updates from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
If you live in the City of Gulfport, residents can reach the Informational Call Center at 727-893-1000 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Before you go to a shelter, always check with your local emergency management agency to make sure it’s not full.
Note: Texting FEMA is not a substitute for calling 911.
If you would like to report price gouging, call 1-866-966-7226.
Additional emergency numbers include:
- Florida Emergency Information: 1-800-342-3557
- Emergency referral line: 211
- FEMA Registration: 800-621-3362 | 800-462-7585
- Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: 800-435-7352
- Elder Affairs: 800-963-5337
- Florida Insurance Claim Hotline: 800-277-8676
- Unemployment Claims Emergency Hotline: 800-204-2418
- DUKE CUSTOMERS: To report outages you can text OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply. You can also call the automated outage-reporting system at 800.228.8485
- TECO CUSTOMERS: To report outages you can text OUT to 35069. You can also call 1-877-588-1010.
- Sumter County Citizens’ Information Line at 352-569-3190.
U.S. Coast Guard:
- Sector San Juan Command Center: (787) 289-2041
- Sector Miami Command Center (305) 535-4477
- Sector St. Petersburg Command Center (305) 535-4477
- Sector Jacksonville Command Center (904) 714-7500
- State Farm: 800-732-5246
- Allstate: 800-547-8676
- Citizens: 866-411-2742
- Nationwide: 800-421-3535
- USAA (Military): 800-531-8222
If you or a loved one is someone who has special needs, like depends on an oxygen tank or are disabled and may need help evacuating, please do not wait until the last minute or when an order to evacuate has been giving to reach out for help. Take the time and prepare now to get them registered at your local county emergency management agency office.
There is a special needs registry in most if not all Florida counties maintained by your local county EMA. This helps your local agency determine how many people need help and who may need assistance in evacuating. It is better to prepared and not need it, than to need it and not be prepared. You can find the forms to fill out online as well as your local special needs shelters, by finding your county in the list below and looking for or searching for the forms and or shelters.
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