Disaster Preparedness

With Tropical Storm Idalia expected to hit landfall in Florida this week, we’re urging all FMO members to prepare now!

 Please refer to the resources provided by FMO:

Manufactured Home Storm Preparedness Guide

The Manufactured Home Storm Preparedness Guide was developed to help manufactured homeowners better prepare for hurricane season. This guide should be used as a supplement to storm preparedness information provided by your local department of emergency management.

Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide

The Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide is available in English, Spanish, and Creole. A large-print version is also available. This publication was made possible by an emergency preparedness grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The guide was produced by the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Communications and the Bureau of Preparedness and Response.

Florida Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders

2020 Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders (English)
2020 Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders (Spanish)

Produced by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs these guides specifically address the needs of seniors.

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

This highly comprehensive guide from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) includes checklists, pre and post-event guides, and much more.

Disaster Relief and Weatherization Assistance by County

As we approach Florida’s most story season of the year, many FMO members have already struggled with the consequences. Here’s information to obtain assistance with Disaster Relief or Weatherization in your area.

Additional Resources

Florida Disaster.ORG maintained an Emergency Info page with constant updates during emergencies.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection maintains a Florida Hurricane Information page.

Ready.Gov maintains info pages on many types of disasters including hurricanes.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration maintain the National Hurricane Center.

Our thoughts go out to all who are in the storms path.

Stay safe!