FLORIDA RESOURCE LIST: Be prepared for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma
Posted at 2:04 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 07:42:41-04

(WTXL) - Hurricane Irma is continuing its surge up the Atlantic and Florida residents are being encouraged to prepare early.

Here's a resource list of all information you may need ahead of the storm: 


On Wednesday, Sept. 6, beginning at 10 a.m., the County and City will make sandbags available to the public at the following locations:

  • Tekesta Park, at Tekesta Drive and Deer Lake Road in Killearn Lakes
  • Apalachee Regional Park (Landfill), 7550 Apalachee Parkway
  • J. Lee Vause, 6024 Old Bainbridge Road
  • At the intersection of Oak Ridge at Ranchero roads
  • Jack McLean Community Center, 700 Paul Russell Road
  • Winthrop Park, 1601 Mitchell Avenue
  • James Messer Sports Complex, 2830 Jackson Bluff Road
  • Lawrence-Gregory Community Center, 1115 Dade Street

If you have any questions about how best to prepare, call Leon County Emergency Management at (850) 606-3700.

For current information about Leon County preparedness and response, follow or


Contact the Gadsden County Emergency Management at (850) 875-8688 or at Call 9-1-1 

Find a map of Gadsden County's fire stations here.


Sign up for CodeRed alerts from Madison County here. 

You can find a list of Madison County shelters here

You can reach the Madison County Emergency Management (Emergency Operations Center) at 850-973-3698 or


If you need sand for sandbags, then there is sand available on the west side of the Courthouse Annex on Parshley St.

Register for Alert Suwannee for up to date weather information.

You can follow the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management on Facebook.


Sign up for Wakulla County Emergency Management's mass notification system here

You can find power outage maps for Wakulla County here


Sign up for Franklin County's alert system here

You can contact Franklin County Emergency Management at 850-653-8977. You can also like their page and follow them on Facebook

Also download the EverBridge App on your smart phone or text the word “FRANKLINFL” to 888777 to anonymously sign up for Emergency Notifications.


Sign up to Taylor County's emergency alert program here

Follow Taylor County Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook


Contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management at 850-342-0211. 


Sign up for Jackson County's emergency alert system here

Register for Jackson County's special needs registry here. 

If you have questions, call the Jackson County Emergency Management Office at (850) 718-0007.


Sign up for Lafayette County's emergency alerts here.

You can also follow the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office on Facebook.


Sign up for the CodeRed emergency notifications system here

Follow the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management on Facebook for notices. 

Call them at 386-792-2911 for more information. 

Additional Information Resources:

NWS Jacksonville Contact Numbers:  (800) 499-1594, ext. 1  & (904) 741-4370, ext. 4

NWS Jacksonville Webpage:

NWS Jacksonville Web Briefing:

AHPS River Forecasts:

NWS Jacksoville Facebook:

NWS Jacksonville Twitter:

NWS for Mobile Phones:

Sign up for Weather Alerts:

NWS Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources:

NWS What to do before the storm:

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®):

Florida Division of Emergency

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

National Hurricane Center:

Florida Department of Financial Services:

The National Hurricane Survival

American Red Cross:

More information on hurricane preparedness and creating a plan can be found at: