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Guides & Evacuation
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All Shelters
Pet Shelters
Special Needs Shelters

 

Guides & Evacuation

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs Disaster Preparedness Page: Contains Evacuee Information and Hurricane Guides in both English and Spanish.

Advance Preparations Disasters, such as a hurricane or fire, have significant impact on everyone's safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for indiviudals with dementia.  We all hope that we never expereince a disaster but it is important to be prepared just in case.

Tips for Caregivers :  Scroll to the middle of the page for the tips, there is also a link at the bottom

TBO.Com Hurricane Guide and Information 

Storm Update Links

The following links provide information regarding storms that are forming and projected paths
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200806_model.html#a_topad
http://www.floridahurricane.net/
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

All Shelters

Click here for a list of shelters by County throughout Florida.

 

Pet Friendly Shelters

For FEMA to provide post-disaster assistance funds to a County, that County is required to have a Pet Shelter available.

Please utilize Pet Shelters as you last choice, our recommendations of alternative choices are:
1st Choice – A pet-friendly relative or friend's house that's out of the evacuation area. 
2nd Choice - The next best place to go is a pet-friendly hotel or motel that's out of the evacuation area.
If the first two options won't work for you, our next suggestion is to find a pet-friendly emergency shelter in your area. Click here for a link that will provide information about how to plan for pets during a hurricane and provide information about Pet Shelters in your county (Pet Shelter links are found by scrolling to the end of the linked page).

Special Needs Shelters

A Special Needs Shelter provides more care and supervision than a general shelter to help meet your special needs during an evacuation. To the extent possible under emergency conditions, the Special Needs Shelter will provide a safe sheltering environment and basic assistance to maintain your level of health. For more information about Special Needs Shelters Click Here or Here.

Many Special Needs Shelters require you to pre-register and to reregister every year, please contact the Special Needs Shelter for your County below to learn what you need to do:

Charlotte:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 941-833-4000
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters

Citrus:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 352-746-6555
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters

Collier: 
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call: 239-252-3600
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters

DeSoto:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 863-993-4831
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters

Glades:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 863-946-6020
Click Here For Emergency Management Information

Hardee:
Call: 863-773-6373
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters 

Hendry:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 863-612-4700
Click Here For Emergency Management Information

Hernando:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 352-754-4093
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters

Highlands:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call:  863-385-1112
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters 

Hillsborough:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 813-276-8689
Click Here For Information on Special needs Shelters 

Lee:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 239-533-3640
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters

Manatee:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 941-749-3500 x 1667 or 941-749-3505
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters

Pasco:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 727-861-5252
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters 

Pinellas:

For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 727-464-3800
During An Emergency Activation Call 727-464-4333
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters

Polk:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 863-534-5600
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters

Sarasota:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 941-861-5000
Click Here For Information On Special Needs Shelters

Sumter:
For Special Needs Shelter Information Call 352-569-6000
Click For Emergency Management Information

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County Emergency Management Information

Charlotte County

Citrus County

Collier County

DeSoto County

Glades County

Hardee County

Hendry County

Hernando County

Highlands County

Hillsborough County

Lee County

Manatee County

Pasco County

Pinellas County

Polk County

Sarasota County

Sumter County 

 


 

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