It’s never too early to begin annual hurricane preparations. June 1 is the start of hurricane season, but you may want to take the first step in your preparations well before then. It might simply be to create or update your list of resources. Here are some to get you started.

Weather Tracking

General Hurricane Information

Emergency Help

Emergency Shelter

  • Text “LASHELTER” to 898211
  • FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance Hotel Locator – 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585)

Food Assistance

Mental Health

  • Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – Call or text 988