Florida Hurricane Preparedness Kit

Florida Hurricane Preparedness Kit

Preparing for a hurricane in Florida is key to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. But for many people in recovery, severe hurricanes can also be a huge source of stress and may make it harder to stay sober.

What you need to know:

For natural disaster support in Florida, contact emergency services in your area.

Sessions will proceed as usual. We will announce canceled sessions as the storm progresses. For questions about Groups recovery services, call your counselor or office manager.

If you don’t have enough of your meds to get you through next week, call your counselor or office manager immediately.

Can’t get through to your counselor or office manager? Call us 24/7 at (888) 858-1723.

Groups Recover Together hurricane prep kit for Florida

To make hurricane prep a bit easier and reduce the stress on Groups Recover Together members in Florida, use this helpful kit of tools, contacts, and resources to protect yourself and your recovery progress.

How to prepare for a hurricane in Florida:

Use this disaster supply checklist to prepare for a hurricane. 

Hurricane evacuations and sheltering in Florida:

Evacuate

If ordered to evacuate, don’t wait or delay. More information on planning and preparing for an evacuation can be found here

Keep an eye on the news and sign up for CDC weather alerts via email or through the FEMA app

Shelter

Shelter information varies from county to county.

  • Local shelter information can be found here
  • Your county’s local shelter’s status and information can be found here
  • Pet-friendly shelters and pet safety information can be found here.

If you or anyone in your household has a disability or requires evacuation and/or shelter assistance, you may be able to register for your county’s Special Needs Shelter a list of the items you should plan to bring with you is available here.

What to do before, during, and after a hurricane:

Information on preparing, enduring, and recovering from a hurricane can be found on CDC.gov.

Food and water safety

Keep your food and water safe during this emergency. If you’re not sure if your food and/or water is safe, remember this: when in doubt, throw it out.

This Eat Safe Food Fact Sheet and Drink Safe Water Fact Sheet can help you identify unsafe food and/or water.

More information on food and water safety can be found here.

More information on community resources and assistance can be found online at 211

Preparing and managing Florida emergencies

The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) is a hotline providing accurate, up-to-date information on emergencies and disasters in Florida. Contact SAIL at 1-800-342-3557.

Learn more about Florida’s current hurricane threats here. More information about preparing for a hurricane can be found on CDC.gov.

Maintaining your treatment at Groups

We’re here to help you get the help you need. For natural disaster support in Florida, please contact emergency services in your area. 

We are doing everything we can to hold sessions as usual and will announce canceled sessions as the storm progresses. For any questions about Groups recovery services, call your counselor or office manager.

Can’t get through to your counselor or office manager? Call us 24/7 at (888) 858-1723.

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