Frequently Asked Questions regarding homeowners insurance policy food spoilage coverage after a disaster or power outage.
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Resources
If you’re affected by disaster, Fannie Mae’s Disaster Response Network™ offers HUD-approved housing counselors can develop a personalized action plan, explain mortgage relief programs, provide financial coaching, and support successful recovery for up to 18 months. Services are available to all homeowners and renters, including those who are not clients of Fannie Mae.
The Florida Department of Health, in coordination with its county health departments and each local emergency management agency in the state, developed a registry for persons with special needs to register with their local emergency management agency to receive assistance during a disaster. The statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information to prepare for disasters or other emergencies.
After signing up with the Florida Special Needs Registry, visit the Division of Emergency Management Special Needs Registry site for any additional special needs information in your county:
Division of Emergency Management
The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida.
Department of Financial Services
Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Preparedness Video Series
Eye of the Storm is a 12-episode video series to educate people about hurricanes and connect them with inspiring science. The series is unique in that each episode contains an interactive science demonstration highlighting the topic being discussed. Experts discuss their educational backgrounds and interesting STEM careers, allowing viewers to get a glimpse into their daily lives.
Eye of the Storm was developed in a partnership between the International Hurricane Research Center at FIU, the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU, Broward County Emergency Management, the City of Fort Lauderdale Emergency Management and the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Fort Lauderdale. The series was sponsored by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM).