Hurricane Irma Evacuee Resources
September 12, 2017
Many evacuees from Hurricane Irma have found refuge in Tuscaloosa County and other parts of Alabama. Up to 500,000 vehicles carrying evacuees are expected to return to Flordia and Georgia through some part of Alabama, either from sheltering in north or central Alabama or even further north, or as far west as Mississippi. The following is a list of resources to help evacuees determine when and how to return to their homes.
- Florida officials are recommending the use of floridadisaster.org, FL511.com, and fhmsmv.gov, along with @FLHSMV and @MyFDOT on Twitter, to help evacuees plan their return travel
- Motorists can find Alabama traffic and road condition information at ALGOtraffic.com or by downloading the ALGO Traffic app.
- Survivors with losses due to Hurricane Irma in Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials. Other counties will likely be added. Individuals can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App.
- Evacuees located in Alabama needing further assistance can call 2-1-1. This is the number for Alabama 211, is a statewide service that can direct citizens to resources available to assist them. You can also text or call 888-421-1266
Update 09/14/17 The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is constantly monitoring the Santa Fe River under I-75 in Alachua County. FDOT has a bridge inspection team on site that is taking hourly water level readings. I-75 remains open. If the river rises to an unsafe level, the bridge would be closed immediately and posted on FL511.com.