Hopefully you will not need these, but if you need help or advice during Hurricane Irma, where do you turn? To the groups and people below once you’ve written down your personal insurance companies’ phone numbers – property, auto and health.
Call 911: For any situation that requires immediate action.
Call 511: Travel information, including info on road and bridge closures, toll suspensions and major evacuation routes: FL511.com
Florida disaster updates: www.floridadisaster.org
Florida Emergency Information Line: (800) 342-3557
Find a hurricane shelter: Text the word “shelter” and your zip code to 4-FEMA (43362).
Report price gouging: Florida’s price gouging hotline is (866) 9-NO-SCAM.
Federal disaster assistance: (800) 621-FEMA (3362); TTY (800) 462-7585; www.fema.gov
Low-interest loans and business help: Offered through SBA disaster assistance loans, https://www.sba.gov/loans-grants
Insurance questions about policies: Florida CFO’s free
Insurance Consumer Helpline is (877) 693-5236.
American Red Cross: (800) HELP-NOW or www.redcross.org
Salvation Army: (800) SAL-ARMY or www.salvationarmy.org