TAMPA, Fla. - As Hurricane Irma strengthens in the Atlantic, many Florida residents are taking every precaution to help them prepare for the potential impact the storm may have. Saving emergency phone numbers is one way to make sure you're ready.
The State of Florida Emergency Hotline has been activated 24/7. For up to date information regarding Hurricane Irma, call 1-800-342-3557.
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