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Florida Social Media Accounts to Follow for Hurricane Information

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Hurricane Frances approaches Florida. Photo: NASA.

We in Florida are certainly no strangers to hurricanes. To help, we’ve developed this primer for our fellow Floridians on who to follow on social media and state web pages you need to know to prepare and react when a hurricane hits your area.

Here are two resources all Floridans should have:

•  Alert all family members outside of Florida or your area that should an event occur, you’ll use the Red Cross’ Safe & Well portal. (Also note: It’s easier to text someone during/after an event than call them.)

•  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center all live maps of all events in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Northwest Florida:


Facebook:
Red Cross Panama City Florida
Red Cross of Northwest Florida
Capital Area Red Cross
NOAA National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service - Tallahassee

Twitter:
•  FEMA Region 4
•  National Weather Service - Tallahassee
•  Florida State Emergency Response Team
•  NOAA National Hurricane Center - Atlantic
National Weather Service

Complete county-by-county list of emergency services:
Florid Division of Emergency Management

Preparedness:
Ready.Gov

Northeast Florida


Facebook:
Northeast Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross
National Weather Service - Jacksonville

Twitter:
FEMA Region 4
•  Duval County Emergency Management
•  Florida State Emergency Response Team
NOAA National Hurricane Center - Atlantic
•  National Weather Service - Jacksonville
•  National Weather Service

Complete county-by-county list of emergency services:
Florid Division of Emergency Management

Preparedness:
Ready.Gov

Central Florida


Facebook:
Red Cross of Central Florida
•  National Weather Service – Tampa Bay
•  National Weather Service – Melbourne

Twitter:
FEMA Region 4
Tampa Bay Red Cross
Florida State Emergency Response Team
National Weather Service – Tampa Bay
•  National Weather Service – Melbourne
•  NOAA National Hurricane Center - Atlantic
National Weather Service
•  Red Cross of Central Florida

Complete county-by-county list of emergency services:
Florid Division of Emergency Management

Preparedness:
Ready.Gov

South Florida


Facebook:
South Florida Red Cross
•  National Weather Service – Miami
•  National Weather Service – Key West

Twitter:
FEMA Region 4
Florida State Emergency Response Team
National Weather Service – Miami
•  National Weather Service – Key West
NOAA National Hurricane Center - Atlantic
National Weather Service
•  Red Cross of SW Florida
•  Red Cross of South Florida

Complete county-by-county list of emergency services:
•  Florid Division of Emergency Management

Preparedness:
Ready.Gov

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