Information on Hurricane Dorian

Emergency Information on Hurricane Dorian from Florida's Division of Emergency Management

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Disaster Hotlines

  • The Disaster Distress Helpline:  1-800-985-5990 and SMS (text "TalkWithUs" to 66746")

The Disaster Distress Hotline is a national hotline which offers year-round disaster crisis counseling.  It is free and available 24 hours a day by telephone (1-800-985-5990) or SMS (text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746).  Anyone who lives in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters can call.


Get more information on Hurricane Dorian from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Are you looking for legal help?

Need a lawyer or help with a legal issue?

Visit FloridaLawHelp's Find a Lawyer to find legal aid programs and clinics as well as links to online help and lawyer referrals.

Visit The Florida Bar 2019 Hurricane Information webpage

Which courts are open?

Visit the Florida Supreme Court's website for updates.


Are you looking for other help?

Do you already receive food stamps?  You may be able to get your benefits earlier.

To help families during Hurricane Dorian, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers who are scheduled to receive their benefits between September 1 and September 14 can access their benefits through their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards starting August 31 at noon.   This is an early release of regular benefits, not additional funds.   For updated information, visit DCF's Emergency Preparedness Hurricane Dorian page. 

What schools are open?

Check out the Florida Department of Education's Hurricane Dorian information.

Do you have questions about school enrollment following a disaster?

Read Disaster:  Educational Rights of Children Displaced or Homeless Due to Disaster written by Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida.


Updated September 3, 2019

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