Hurricane Ian Resources2022-09-29T20:55:26+00:00

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FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is a 24/7, year-round, confidential, multi-lingual crisis counseling and emotional support resource for survivors, responders, and anyone in the U.S./territories struggling with distress or other mental health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Calls and texts to 1-800-985-5990 are answered by trained counselors from a network of independently operated crisis centers located across the country.

To connect directly to an agent in American Sign Language, click the link here: Or call 1–800–985–5990 from your videophone. ASL Support is available 24/7.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone for American Sign Language Users.

FCC – Federal Communications Commission

The FCC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency offer the following tips for communicating during an emergency, including how to prepare for a power outage. FCC video and downloadable public service announcements are also available.

Florida Disaster Resources

The links provided are your local shelter information pages. The information may vary from county to county. Open shelters can be found on the shelter status page HERE

Submit your location to the Florida Division of Emergency Management if you plan to Shelter in Place.

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.

Providing as much information as possible will allow emergency management officials to plan accordingly for future disasters. You will be emailed periodically to verify the information provided is correct and to make any necessary changes.


GEMA – Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency

A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for the entire Georgia coast. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Camden and Glynn counties, and a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the remainder of the Georgia coast. Tropical storm conditions will be possible along the entire coastline of Georgia tomorrow through Saturday, with moderate to perhaps major coastal flooding, dangerous rip currents, high surf, and beach erosion all possible. 3 to 5 feet of storm surge above ground level will be possible in surge-prone areas along the entire Georgia coast. 6 to 8 inches of rainfall in Southeast Georgia could exacerbate any flooding issues that develop. For preparedness information, visit, and tune in to your local news stations for more weather updates.

Governor Brian Kemp issued a State of Emergency order for all counties in Georgia in preparation for Tropical Storm Ian’s impact. As the storm moves through the state beginning on Friday and exiting on Sunday, heavy rainfall and damaging winds will be possible throughout Georgia. The State of Emergency will go into effect at 7 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, and will expire at midnight on Friday, October 28. Read executive order

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South Carolina

SCAD – South Carolina Association of the Deaf

In addition to in person interpreting, please check with the interpreters on the list for remote or virtual interpreting.

In addition to in person interpreting, please check with the interpreters on the list for remote or virtual interpreting.

Technology Resources

Take advantage of the official app of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD).

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