Hurricane Center

Get the latest tracking info here
And be sure to pick up a K COUNTRY Hurricane Tracking Map available at all M&S Bank locations in Marion & Alachua Counties


EMERGENCY INFORMATION

www.redcross.org

www.floridadisaster.org

Marion County Emergency 352-622-3205
Alachua County Emergency 352-264-6500
Gilchrist County Emergency 352-463-3198
Levy County Emergency 352-486-5213
Sumter County Emergency 352-569-6000
Marion Co. Sheriff Non-Emergency questions: 352-369-6807

Law Enforcement Agencies

Florida Highway Patrol 1-800-395-8248

FHP Marion County 352-732-1260

FHP Alachua County 352-955-2150

Marion County Sheriff 352-732-9111

Alachua County Sheriff 352-367-4000

Levy County Sheriff 352-486-5111

Gilchrist County Sheriff 352-463-3410

Rumor Line 352-264-6557

Alachua County Crisis Center 352-264-6789

To report damage to homes for the city of Ocala: 629-8421

To report damage to homes for Marion County: 620-7422

Downed electrical lines:

Ocala electric Utility: 351-6666

GRU: 334-2871

SECO: 237-4107

Progress Energy: 800-228-8485

Clay Electric: 888-434-9844

AAA Hotline: 1-800-AAA-HELP

Neighbors Equine Assistance Team Emergency: 386-853-0160


Phone Numbers

  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Registration:
    1-800-621-FEMA(3362)
    TTY: 1-800-462-7585
  • State of Florida Emergency Information 24-hour hotline (FEIL):
    1-800-342-3557
  • State Volunteer and Donations Hotline:
    1-800-FL-HELP1 (1-800-354-3571)
  • Elder Affairs:
    1-800-96-ELDER
    (1-800-963-5337)
  • Florida Power and Light:
    1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243)
  • Department of Financial Services Insurance Claim Hotline:
    1-800-22-STORM
    (1-800-227-8676)
  • Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline:
    1-800-646-0444
  • Agricultural and Consumer Services Price Gouging Hotline:
    1-800-HELP-FLA
    (1-800-435-7352)
  • Salvation Army Donation Helpline:
    1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • American Red Cross:
    1-800-HELP-NOW
    (1-800-435-7669)

POWER OUTAGES
The numbers to report an outage are:

Clay Electric: (352) 685-4200
Ocala Electric Utilities (352) 351-6666
GRU (352) 334-2871
Progress (800) 228-8485
SECO (352) 368-6822; (352) 368-6825

FEMA
(Federal Emergency Management Agency) Registration:
1-800-621-FEMA(3362)


Links to Know

National Hurricane Center
A U.S. Government Site

Tracking Map
(requires Adobe Acrobat reader for .pdf files to print out)

Florida State Disaster Site
Weather information

Alachua Co. Weather
The Weather Channel

Marion Co. Weather
The Weather Channel

Satellite Pictures
The Weather Channel

NOAA Hurricane Information
National Weather Service


K COUNTRY WEATHER
For the area’s most accurate forecast!

Glenn Richards
Fox 51 Meteorologist
Ocala
Gainesville


Get Ready Checklist
Gas in Vehicles
Transistor Radio
Batteries
Flashlights
First Aid Kit
Bottled Water
Canned Food
Manual Can Opener
Cell Phone
Prescriptions
Important Papers
Cash
Pets & Supplies
Fill Bathtub for Water
Camping/gas stove
Candles
Baby Supplies


BOATER’S HURRICANE PREPARATION CHECKLIST FROM THE NATIONAL MARINE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (NMMA)

·Check your marine insurance carefully to see if you are required to take some action in order
to make the claim valid.

·Check with your marina and find out their policy for handling hurricanes.
In some states marinas can order all boats to leave.

·If you are going to move your boat, determine where you’re moving it ahead of time.

·Learn the storm surge history and elevation of your area.

When a hurricane watch is issued (a watch means hurricane conditions pose a possible threat to the watch area within 36 hours)…

·Frequently monitor radio, TV, NOAA Weather Radio, or hurricane Hotline telephone numbers
for official bulletins of the storm’s progress.

·Move boats on trailers close to house. Weigh them down. Lash securely to trailer and use
tie-downs to anchor trailer to ground or house. Let air out of trailer tires.

·Boats docked at marinas should have extra lines attached. Line lengths should be sufficient
to take care of excessive high water.

Visit www.discoverboating.com for more information about how to protect you,
your family and your boat during hurricane season.

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