Below is a list of resources we have compiled to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Michael. If you have a resource to add, then please message us by clicking here and completing the form on the bottom of the page:
- FEMA Info
- Shelter Information (various counties)
- Resources for Small Businesses and Displaced Employees impacted by Michael
- Bay County Emergency Management
- Calhoun County Florida Govt Page
- Franklin County Emergency Management
- Gulf County Emergency Management
- Gadsden County Emergency Management
- Holmes County Emergency Management
- Temporary Site for Jackson County
- Leon County Emergency Management
- Liberty County Emergency Management
- Taylor County Emergency Management
- Wakula County Emergency Management
- Washington County Emergency Management
Points of Distribution
A Point of Distribution or POD is where the public goes to pick up emergency supplies following a disaster. The need for a POD is based on lack of infrastructure to support normal distribution of food, water, or other supplies. A map of PODs is available here.
Alford – Alford Community Center POD 2562 Park Rd., Alford, FL 32420
Altha – Mossy Pond Library POD 22216 NW Lake McKinzie Blvd., Altha, FL 32421
Altha – Altha Town Hall POD 25586 Main St, Altha, FL 32421
Blountstown – Sam Atkins Park POD 22216 NW Silas Green St, Blountstown , FL 32424
Bristol – Liberty County 911 Coordinator POD 10979 Spring Street, Bristol, FL 32321
Bristol – Bristol City Hall POD 12444 NW Virginia G Weaver Street , Bristol, FL 32321
Bristol – Rock Bluff Voting Precinct POD 6915 NW Torreya Park Rd., Bristol, FL 32321
Callaway – First Pentecostal Church 179 N. Tyndall Parkway, Callaway, FL 32404
Chattahoochee – Florida State Hospital POD 100 Main St., Chattahoochee, FL 32324
Chipley – Possum Palace Park POD 3121 Possum Palace Drive, Chipley, FL 32428
Kinard – Kinard Public Library POD 25416 SR 73, Kinard, FL 32449
Lynn Haven – WALMART 2101 FL-77 Lynn Haven, FL
Lynn Haven – Walmart of Lynn Haven POD 2101 FL-77, Lynn Haven, FL 32444
Marianna – Century Fire Protection POD 3018 Hwy. 71 N., Marianna, FL 32446
Marianna – Rivertown Community Church POD 4534 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL 32446
Mexico Beach – Co Rd 386 POD 1011 Co Rd 386, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Panama City – Subway POD 3604 15th St, Panama City, FL 32404
Panama City – 7th Day Adventist Church 2700 Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, FL
Panama City – Cherry Street Elementary POD 1125 Cherry St., Panama City, FL 32401
Panama City – Dean Bozeman High School 13410 Highway 77, Panama City, FL
Panama City – Rosenwald High School POD 924 Bay Ave., Panama City, FL 32401
Panama City – Lucille Moore Elementary School POD 1900 Michigan Ave, Panama City, FL 32405
Panama City – Parker Elementary School POD 640 S Hwy 22 A, Panama City, FL 32404
Panama City – ROSENWALD MIDDLE SCHOOL 924 BAY AVE Panama City, FL
Panama City – LUCILLE MOORE ELEMENTARY 1900 MICHIGAN AVE Panama City, FL
Panama City – CHERRY STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1125 CHERRY ST Panama City, FL
Panama City – PARKER ELEMENTARY 640 S HWY 22 A Panama City, FL
Port St Joe – Port St. Joe Elementary School 2201 Long Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe – Beach Baptist Chapel POD 311 Columbus Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe – Port St. Joe Elementary School POD 2201 Long Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Sneads – VFW Legion POD 2010 Legion Rd., Sneads, FL 32460
Wewahitchka – Wewahitchka High School POD 1 Gator Cir., Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Wewahitchka – Wewa High School 1 Gator Circle , Wewahitchka, FL 32456
Youngstown – Waller Elementary School 11332 Co Rd 388, Youngstown , FL 32466
Youngstown – Waller Elementary School POD 11332 County Rd. 388, Youngstown, FL 32466
Bay County – Full last updated: 10/19/2018 10:03 AM
A curfew has been set for all of Bay County from 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM until further notice.
Calhoun County – Full last updated: 10/14/2018 07:04 PM
Dusk to Dawn Curfew Countywide
Franklin County – Limited last updated: 10/14/2018 07:06 PM
Sunset to Sunrise
Gadsden County – Full last updated: 10/14/2018 01:59 PM
The curfew for Gadsden County is now from 10:00pm tp 6:00am
Gulf County – Limited last updated: 10/16/2018 10:19 AM
10-16-2018_ 1020hrs: Curfew Hours have been modified, curfew is in effect from 9pm -5am, but is still Countywide Remains in effect for the entire County from sunset to sunrise
Jackson County – Limited last updated: 10/18/2018 12:08 PM
Dusk to dawn continuing through Tuesday Oct 22 2018
Liberty County – Limited last updated: 10/17/2018 11:11 AM
After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind.
Register Yourself as “Safe and Well”
Click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button to register yourself on the site.
Search for Loved Ones
Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.
Public Debris Reporting Tool – Florida Public Debris Reporting Tool can be used to report significant debris impacting your community.
Free Hurricane Michael Home Cleanup Hotline – Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief agencies. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed.
Florida Disaster Fund
To make a contribution, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10.
The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. The fund is administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation. Funds will support disaster relief organizations active in responding to and recovering from Hurricane Michael. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible.
Volunteer Florida Hurricane Michael Volunteer Database Registration
Register your interest in volunteering by completing this form. As Volunteer Florida partner organizations assess needs and evaluate resources, they will begin to organize volunteer opportunities for unaffiliated, spontaneous volunteers. Volunteer Florida will then match those organizations with individuals like you, who want to serve their communities.
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has updated Hurricane Season Resources which contains links to resources from the Governor, Chief Financial Officer, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, Division of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program, and contact information for Florida’s property insurers
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has activated the Private Sector Hotline at 850-815-4925. The hotline is available for business inquiries about the storm, preparedness information and post-impact information.
FLORIDADISASTER.BIZ – To help Florida businesses prepare for and recover from hurricanes and other disasters
Better Business Bureau – Florida Hurricane Guide
Florida Chamber of Commerce – Hurricane Information Resources
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association – Hurricane Resources for your Business
Florida Small Business Development Network – Disaster Information for Business
Airbnb has activated response to Hurricane Michael. Their community members have open their homes at no cost to displaced evacuees and responders: Airbnb.com-Hurricane Michael
VISIT Florida has activated the Expedia/VISIT Florida Hotel Accommodation Web Portal
Florida 511 – Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida with Florida 511.
Florida Highway Patrol – Florida Highway Patrol Live Traffic Crash and Road Condition Report. Reports are updated every five minutes. Incidents located within city limits also may not show on the map since it is not common practice for FHP to work incidents inside city limits.
Florida Traffic – Traffic incidents and conditions from Florida 511 and Florida Highway Patrol brought to you by Florida State Emergency Response Team Geographic Information Systems.
The Florida State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida. SAIL is currently activated and available 24 hours/7 days a week.
The Florida Department of Education is in contact with school districts, state colleges and universities for updates and to determine needs before, during and after emergency events. All school districts, colleges and universities are monitoring Hurricane Michael and collaborating with local emergency preparedness officials to make decisions that ensure student and staff safety.
School closures will be updated with information regarding closures as those announcements are made.
For state park closures and re-openings, please visit Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Park Service Closures Information.
Additionally, Florida Park Service has opened areas to dry camp for self-contained rigs – usually parking lots without utility connections – at some state parks for evacuees on a first come, first served basis with waived overnight fees. A list of open parks and contact information to check for availability can be found at https://www.floridastateparks.org/get-involved/storm-assistance.