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May North Florida Severe Weather

  • Visit HopeFlorida.com for community assistance.
  • As the community continues to recover, residents can reach out to the following organizations for free yard clean up, including cutting & clearing trees from private property.
    • Samaritan's Purse: 833-747-1234
    • FL Baptist Disaster Relief & Recovery Ministries: 904-253-0502
  • For information about dry, shelf-stable food, transportation, mental health resources, individual/family support services, and more, call 211 Big Bend at 2-1-1 or 850-617-6333.

  • Current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who lost food due to the severe weather that impacted North Florida can apply for food assistance replacement. To learn more, visit MyFLFamilies.com/NorthFLStorms

For the latest information from our school districts, colleges and early learning providers, please visit fldoe.org/storminfo

On Monday, May 13, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, making $2 million available for businesses impacted by the recent severe weather that impacted North Florida. Florida small business owners in need of assistance are encouraged to visit www.FloridaJobs.org/EBL to apply for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Businesses in Baker, Columbia, Escambia, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor, and Wakulla counties, including sole proprietors, are eligible to apply. 

The program provides short-term, zero-interest loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury or physical damage due to May North Florida Tornadoes. Interested applicants can apply now through July 10, 2024, or until all available funds are expended.

DBPR encourages Florida’s licensed contractors who are looking to help property owners in need of post-storm construction-related services to register with its Florida Disaster Contractors Network at DCNOnline.org. Once homeowners are safely able to assess their home repair needs, DBPR encourages them to log onto DCNOnline.org and search by county for a list of Florida-licensed contractors providing these services in their community.

Florida’s Business Damage Assessment Survey is now activated to assess the needs of Florida business owners impacted by the May North Florida Tornadoes. If your business was affected by the storm, please fill out the survey >> bit.ly/3yfYfsi

While living in and visiting Florida offers many benefits and advantages, it is important to keep in mind severe weather hazards and potential threats. Every family and business should have predefined emergency plans and always keep an emergency supply kit ready and stocked.

Each Florida county has a designated emergency management program, and residents, businesses, and visitors should also visit their county's emergency management for the most up-to-date and locally significant information.

Florida 511 - Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida with Florida 511.

Florida Highway Patrol - Florida Highway Patrol Live Traffic Crash and Road Condition Report. Reports are updated every five minutes. Incidents located within city limits may not show on the map since it is not common practice for FHP to work incidents inside city limits.

Florida Traffic - Traffic incidents and conditions from Florida 511 and Florida Highway Patrol brought to you by Florida State Emergency Response Team Geographic Information Systems.

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