In the aftermath of a major disaster, a community’s resources will be stretched to—or beyond—their limits. Luckily, there may be outside assistance available from the federal government, the state, or other communities. Each community’s post-disaster plan should do everything it can to incorporate outside help if it is available. Consider creating “mutual aid” regional agreements with nearby communities, especially those out of the coastal zone that may be less likely to be damaged by coastal storms.


Find local emergency management contact info here.Your emergency management coordinator should familiarize him- or herself with contact info (e.g., who to contact with reports of damage or assistance needs as they arise during a storm). The Florida Division of Emergency Management programs are listed on their website here.

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