Hurricane Matthew is scheduled to largely affect Florida in the following days. It is important to have a plan to protect yourself and your family from the potential hazards of the storm, which may include high winds, tornadoes, heavy rain, and flooding.
Please stay tuned to local television and radio as well as weather.com to stay updated and informed of any changes or developments as they arise.
Prior to the storm, we recommend programming your cell and home phones with all of your emergency contact information, as well as family member phone numbers. In addition, create a "hurricane" favorites contact list and bookmark the helpful resources listed below.
Gainesville Regional Utilities (power outage)
City of Ocala Utilities
Federal Emergency Management Agency
State Volunteer & Donations Hotline
Attorney General's Price Gouging Hotline
Salvation Army Donation Helpline
American Red Cross
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): https://www.fema.gov/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): http://www.noaa.gov/
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Weather Underground: https://www.wunderground.com/
Florida Disaster Shelter Information: http://floridadisaster.org/shelters/
Be prepared and stay safe!