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Emergency phone numbers, apps you need to know

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Sep 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-27 12:26:53-04

TAMPA, Fla. — As Hurricane Ian gets closer to Florida, make sure you have these emergency phone numbers on-hand, so you're prepared for any event.

Emergency Management by County

Citrus County

  • (352)-249-2775 (Open during emergencies or disasters)

DeSoto County

  • (863) 993-4831

Hardee County

  • (863) 773-6373

Hernando County

  • (352) 754-4083
  • Recorded Message Line (352) 754-4111

Highlands County

  • (863) 402-6800

Hillsborough County

  • (813) 272-6600

Manatee County

  • (941) 749-3500

Pasco County

  • (727) 847-8137

Pinellas County

  • (727) 464-3800

Polk County

  • (863) 298-7000

Sarasota County

  • (941) 861-5000

State of Florida Emergency Hotline

  • 1-800-342-3557

The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida.

Disaster Distress Helpline

  • 1-800-985-5990

This hotline can provide immediate crisis counseling to anyone who is seeking help coping with the mental or emotional effects prior to and after a severe storm. It's open 24/7 and multilingual and confidential services are available.

Additional emergency numbers include

Florida Emergency Information

  • 1-800-342-3557

Emergency referral line

  • 211

FEMA Registration

  • 800-621-3362
  • TTY 800-462-7585

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

  • 800-435-7352

Elder Affairs

  • 800-963-5337

Price Gouging

State law prohibits excessive increases in the price of essential commodities, such as food, water, hotel rooms, ice, gasoline, lumber and equipment, needed as a direct result of an officially declared emergency.

Insurance Hotlines

State Farm

  • 800-732-5246

Allstate

  • 800-547-8676

Citizens

  • 866-411-2742

Nationwide

  • 800-421-3535

USAA (Military)

  • 800-531-8222

Mobile Apps

  • Florida 511 - Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida with Florida 511.

Traffic Links

  • Florida 511 - Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida with Florida 511.
  • Florida Highway Patrol - Florida Highway Patrol Live Traffic Crash and Road Condition Report. Reports are updated every five minutes. Incidents located within city limits also may not show on the map since it is not common practice for FHP to work incidents inside city limits.
  • Florida Traffic - Traffic incidents and conditions from Florida 511 and Florida Highway Patrol brought to you by Florida State Emergency Response Team Geographic Information Systems.

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