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

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.

 
 
 


Doug Rockwell
7PM-12M
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