(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.
Contact the Gadsden County Emergency Management at (850) 875-8688 or at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
You can find power outage maps for Wakulla County here.
Sign up for Franklin County's alert system here.
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.
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 Webpage: weather.gov/jax
NWS Jacksonville Web Briefing: http://www.weather.gov/media/jax/briefings/nws-jax-briefing.pdf
AHPS River Forecasts: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=jax
NWS Jacksoville Facebook: facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Jacksonville.gov
NWS Jacksonville Twitter: twitter.com/NWSJacksonville
NWS for Mobile Phones: mobile.weather.gov
Sign up for Weather Alerts: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/
NWS Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness
NWS What to do before the storm: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane/plan.shtml
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®): http://www.flash.org/hurricanestrong/
Florida Division of Emergency Management:www.floridadisaster.org.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: www.noaa.gov.
National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov.
Florida Department of Financial Services: www.myfloridacfo.com.
The National Hurricane Survival Initiative:www.hurricanesafety.org
American Red Cross: www.redcross.org.
More information on hurricane preparedness and creating a plan can be found at: https://www.Floridadisaster.org