Hurricane Season: Emergency phone numbers, apps you need to know

Posted at 10:43 AM, Jul 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-02 10:43:46-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida residents take every precaution when a hurricane is on its way from having a supply kit to an emergency plan. In addition, make sure to keep these numbers on hand so you're prepared for anything.

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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

Florida Insurance Claim Hotline

  • 800-277-8676

Unemployment Claims Emergency Hotline

  • 800-204-2418


  • 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


  • To report outages you can text OUT to 35069.
  • You can also call 1-877-588-1010

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


  • 800-547-8676


  • 866-411-2742


  • 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.
  • Byte to Bites - Byte to Bites is a free mobile application designed to help people find local food pantries, soup kitchens, farmers markets and locations where they can use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. After a disaster, people may have limited transportation options and the app can be helpful in finding the nearest food distribution location. Apple App Store Google Play

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