FBHA HURRICANE RESOURCE CENTER

Florida is no stranger when it comes to hurricanes and other water-born natural disasters. As behavioral health providers, centers, patients and staff prepare for hurricane season, Florida Behavioral Health Association is using this platform to emphasize the importance of being prepared for storms. Not just supply wise, but also mental health-wise. There are necessary steps that must occur to ensure people are aware of and have access to mental health resources during a natural disaster.

If a hurricane does make landfall, FBHA is in direct contact with various state agencies as well as the state Emergency Operation Center and the Governor’s office to ensure we provide the most up-to-date and accurate information.

Behavioral health providers must have access to and need to be in direct contact with their local EOC’s. EOC’s are resources for solving problems such as getting power back on in centers and addressing utility issues.

Hurricane season not only means bad weather and blocked roads, but it also opens the flood gates for anxiety, stress, fear, PTSD triggers and other mental health issues. Preparation is imperative and has proved to decrease anxiety before and during a storm.

Below are resources to ensure you are prepared.

Website Resources
Hotlines

Disaster and Mental Health 

  • State of Florida Emergency Information Line: 1-800-342-3557
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): 1-800-621-3362
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
    • The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
Emergency Management Centers

Alachua County

352-264-6500

Baker County

904-259-3613

Bay County

850-248-8140

Bradford County

904-966-2276

Brevard County

321-637-6670

Broward County

954-831-3900

Calhoun County

850-674-8075

Charlotte County

941-833-4000

Citrus County

352-249-2775

Clay County

904-284-7703

Collier County

239-252-3600

Columbia County

386-758-1383

DeSoto County

863-993-4800

Dixie County

352-498-1240

Duval County

904-255-3110

Escambia County

850-471-6400

Flagler County

386-313-4200

Franklin County

850-653-8977

Gadsden County

850-627-9233

Gilchrist County

386-935-5400

Glades County

863-946-2566

Gulf County

850-229-9110

Hamilton County

386-792-6647

Hardee County

863-773-6373

Hendry County

863-674-5400

Hernando County

352-754-4083

Highlands County

863-402-7400

Hillsborough County

813-272-6600

Holmes County

850-547-1112

Indian River County

772-226-3900

Jackson County

850-482-9678

Jefferson County

850-342-0211

Lafayette County

386-294-1222

Lake County

352-343-9420

Lee County

239-533-0622

Leon County

850-606-5300

Levy County

352-486-5213

Liberty County

850-643-2339

Madison County

850-973-3698

Manatee County

941-748-4501

Marion County

352-732-8181

Martin County

772-287-1652

Miami-Dade County

305-468-5400

Monroe County

305-289-6018

Nassau County

904-548-0900

Okaloosa County

850-609-7000

Okeechobee County

863-763-3212

Orange County

855-886-5400

Osceola County

407-742-2275

Palm Beach County

561-355-2754

Pasco County

727-847-8137

Pinellas County

727-464-3800

Polk County

863-519-7320

Putnam County

386-329-0379

St Johns County

904-824-5550

St Lucie County

772-462-1100

Santa Rosa County

850-983-5360

Sarasota County

941-861-5000

Seminole County

407-665-5102

Sumter County

352-689-4400

Suwannee County

386-362-2222

Taylor County

850-584-4225

Union County

386-496-2501

Volusia County

386-258-4088

Wakulla County

850-745-7200

Walton County

850-892-8065

Washington County

850-638-6200

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