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Rain, rain, go away….

HURRICANECome again another…WAIT! WHAT?!

The rain can be a relief from the Florida heat, but the potential for a hurricane is about to skyrocket. That is, Hurricane Season is right around the corner, starting June 1! As Floridians we know that hurricanes are nothing to discount. It is better to be overly prepared than stuck with no power, water, or safety plan. No worries, 2-1-1 is here to help! 

Click here to print your very own hurricane checklist!

Also, try to get your hurricane supplies in advance. We’ve all seen the empty shelves of where water jugs, batteries, and flashlights once were when there is word of a possible hurricane.

In addition to making sure you have enough supplies to endure a hurricane you also need to make sure your home is safe and your windows are secure from high winds and debris.

So, you now have all your supplies, your house is prepared, now what’s left? Make sure YOU ARE PREPARED by having a plan with your family in case of an emergency! FEMA provides a simple outline to help with making a family plan, here. They even have one for your wallet!

For up-to-date information on where to pick up sandbags, water, emergency shelters, evacuation plans, and the Marion County EOC just contact 2-1-1.  2-1-1 is available 24/7 via phone, text (simply text your zip code to 898-211), or live web chat with a specialist now!


  1. Please make sure if a caller calls and says she/he is homeless, ask them if they are a DV victim and if they are, then give out the local DV shelter hotline first. Thank you.
    Dr Judy Wilson, CEO
    Ocala DV/SA Center

  2. […] 2-1-1 is here to help keep you posted and prepared! […]

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