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.
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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.
Emergency Management Resources
Lake County Emergency Management Center
425 W. Alfred St.
Tavares, FL 32778
Marion County Emergency Management Center
692 NW 30th Ave
Ocala, FL 34475
Sumter County Emergency Management Center
7375 Powell Road
Wildwood, FL 34785
Hernando County Emergency Management Center
18900 Cortez Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Citrus County Emergency Management Center
3549 Saunders Way
Lecanto, FL 34461
352-527-2106 and 352-746-5470