Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricanes on the side and a "Hurricane Season" sign in the middle


Living in North Central Florida should mean we are all prepared for hurricane season, but all too often it’s a mad dash to be ready a day or two before the storm. A little planning ahead can mean avoiding a big headache later when the emergency supplies are in high demand and the lines at the store seem to be a mile long.  
In preparation, we have compiled resources that help you before, during, and after the storm. This page will be updated as information becomes available. 
  • Do your homework.

    • offers an in-depth guide about what to do before a hurricane arrives, the hours leading up to it and after the storm has passed. Besides being prepared for what is to come, it can offer peace of mind to know what to expect in the event of a hurricane.




  • Accommodations for your family’s special needs.

  • 2-1-1

    • CALL: 211

    • Text: Your Zip Code to 898211

    • Chat online here

      • United Way's 2-1-1 is Central Florida's 24/7 information and assistance hotline. Connect with community resources, such as:

        • Shelter information and housing assistance

        • Sand bags, tarps and other storm supplies

        • Evacuation routes and road closures

        • Food, clothing and hygiene supplies

        • Special needs registry and medical supplies

        • Emotional and crisis support


If a hurricane is approaching your area, remember to call Marion County's Citizen Hotline at 352-369-7500. For non-emergency health and human services questions, please call 2-1-1.