Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Hurricane Preparedness


Hurricane Preparedness

Now that hurricane season is underway in Florida, it is important that you and your family are prepared. There are many factors to consider when preparing for a hurricane: emergency kits, evacuation routes, power sources, communication plans with family and friends, etc. Congressman Yoho’s office has put together some local, state, and federal resources to assist you and your family as you design your own hurricane preparedness plan. This list is not exhaustive but contains a great deal of useful information.

Federal Resources


For information on how to make a plan, build a kit, and recover from a hurricane, please visit

  • Before a storm happens it is important to have a plan of evacuation. In your kit some recommended items include: sufficient non-perishable food for 72 hours; medicine and baby needs; bedding and a change of clothes; flashlights with extra batteries; potable water.

For the most current weather information, visit the National Hurricane Center at or the National Weather Service at

Please visit for access to disaster help and resources.

To contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), please visit or call 1-800-621-3362.

Local Resources

Please visit or call 1-800-342-3557 for information on how to plan and prepare for a hurricane, as well as local weather and other information.

Please visit the American Red Cross North Central Florida Chapter at or call 352-376-4669.

Please visit and search by county to find local shelters. Common local shelters are any elementary, middle, or high schools.

Shelter information will be available by calling 3-1-1, not 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 only for life-threatening emergencies.

Major regional shelters: