|Stay Informed of Local Weather and Disaster Advisories
Hurricane season officially runs from June 1st through November 30th. Follow up-to-date advisories on storms impacting Central Florida and your local community by visiting http://www.floridadisaster.org.
In the event of a storm, I will also keep constituents informed of disaster assistance efforts in Central Florida through my Twitter account at Twitter.com/RepWebster, my Facebook page at Facebook.com/RepWebster.
|Create your own Disaster Preparedness Plan at FEMA's
Build an Emergency Supplies Kit
A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.
Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.
Click here for a checklist of basic supplies your emergency kit should include.
Local Emergency Contact Information
The Orange County Office of Emergency Management
6590 Amory Court, Winter Park, FL 32792
Fax: (407) 836-9147
Lake County Emergency Management
315 West Main Street; PO Box 7800
Tavares, FL 34778-7800
Polk County Emergency Management
1295 Brice Blvd, Bartow, FL 33830
Fax: (863) 534-5647
FEMA - South-East Regional Office
Main Number: 770.220.5200
Fax Number: 770.220.5230