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For the 2022 hurricane season, NOAA is forecasting a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms, of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes, including 3 to 6 major hurricanes.
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Visit to use the ‘Know Your Zone’ mapping tool at FloridaDisaster.org to search by address and determine if you are in a designated evacuation zone.
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Building a business disaster continuity plan, as well as encouraging your employees to create a family emergency plan, can reduce the financial and physical impact on your business.
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There are a variety of mobile alerts and apps that can help keep you up-to-date on the latest emergency or disaster information. We have gathered some of these resources for you.
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When a hurricane hits and damage is done, chances are you and your business will need assistance. Here is a comprehensive list of statewide resources in Florida here to help you.
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Severe weather can strike suddenly – anytime, anywhere. We prepare for storms throughout the year and encourage you to do the same for your business.
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Office of the Governor Executive Orders

Florida Department of Transportation Emergency Orders and Updates

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Emergency Orders and Updates

Commissioner of Agriculture Emergency Order

Miscellaneous Documents

Local Government Curfews

    CHARLOTTE COUNTY
    Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell and Punta Gorda Police Department Chief Pam Davis have enacted a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for all of Charlotte County, including the City of Punta Gorda, effective Wednesday, Sept. 28. The curfew will be in place until further notice. Violation of the curfew is a misdemeanor.
    COLLIER COUNTY
    A mandatory curfew is in place for all of Collier County and the City of Naples between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. It is anticipated that the curfew will remain in effect until power is largely restored. The purpose of the curfew is to protect the safety of the citizens of Collier County and their property as they begin the process of recovering from the effects of Hurricane Ian. The curfew does not apply to emergency responders, employees at health care facilities, critical staff for businesses that provide essential services or those seeking medical assistance. Violation of the curfew is a second-degree misdemeanor.
    DESOTO COUNTY
    A curfew has been established for DeSoto County from dusk to dawn -- 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. -- until further notice.
    LEE COUNTY
    The Lee County Government along with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office have issued the emergency countywide curfew to protect and safeguard the health, safety and welfare of its residents. The countywide curfew includes cities in Lee County. Curfew hours will begin at 6 p.m. and will stay in place until further notice. The curfew does not apply to first responders and emergency workers or people who are reporting to work.
    • CITY OF FT MEYERS
      An Emergency city-wide curfew is currently in effect began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday for the next 48 hours.
    VOLUSIA COUNTY
    Affects: All Volusia County residents, with exceptions
    Duration: Starts Wednesday at 8 p.m., ends Thursday at 7 a.m. — Starts Thursday at 8 p.m., ends Friday at 7 a.m.
    Stipulations: Violation is punishable to a fine up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail. Curfew does not apply to law enforcement; regular employees of local business, industries or governmental entities, while traveling to and from work; all emergency workers, provided they have proper ID if stopped by law enforcement.

Boil Water Notices

Click here for a comprehensive list of active boil water notices issued by the Florida Department of Health

Sign Up For Alerts

There are a variety of mobile alerts and apps that can help keep you up-to-date on the latest emergency or disaster information. To find local alerts in your area, visit Alert Florida to sign up for emergency alerts and other public safety notifications.

Here are other mobile applications that will help keep you informed and safe.

  • Florida Storms: Florida Public Radio Emergency Network
  • Florida 511: Get real-time traffic conditions and incident information in Florida
  • FEMA: Download the FEMA mobile app
  • Red Cross: Download the Red Cross mobile app
  • Everbridge: Download the Everbridge mobile app
  • Gas Buddy: This app locates gas stations and their availability

Know Who To Call

When a hurricane hits and damage is done, chances are you and your business will need assistance. Below is a comprehensive list of statewide resources in Florida here to help you.

  • American Red Cross: (800) 733-2767
  • Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline: (866) 966-7226
  • Department of Business & Professional Regulation: (850) 487-1395
  • Department of Children and Families Information: (866)762-2237
  • Department of Financial Services Hurricane Helpline: (800) 277-8676
  • Disaster Unemployment Services: (877) 872-5627
  • FEMA Disaster Assistance & Registration: (800)621-3362 or (800)427-5593
  • FEMA Fraud Hotline: (800) 323-8603
  • Red Cross Food, Shelter and Financial Assistance: (866) 438-4636
  • Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Information: (888) 363-2769
  • SHINE Elder Helpline: (800) 963-5337
  • State of Florida Emergency Info Hotline (SAIL): (800) 342-3557
  • DBPR Report Hotline for Unlicensed Activity: (866) 532-1440
  • Unemployment Compensation Claims: (800) 204-2418
  • U.S. Small Business Administration: (800) 659-2955 or (800) 877-8339

Helpful Links

Contact Us

+1(850)222-4082
Florida Retail Federation
227 South Adams St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
info@frf.org