Idalia brought heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds to counties in our service area with significant storm surge. As Big Bend Hospice monitors the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, we encourage patients and their caregivers to reach out to us with any concerns or problems.
Please visit The Weather Channel for up-to-date information about this storm.
FOR OUR PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS
• Inform your RN or Social Worker if you are experiencing any problems.
• For patients receiving oxygen, please contact your RN if you need additional tanks.
• Call your RN if you are running low on prescription medicines.
The safety of our staff, patients, caregivers, and community is very important to us.
If you have an emergency during this time, please call our 24-hour phone number (850) 878-5310. If additional numbers are needed, please call one of our emergency cell phone numbers:
If you need non-emergency assistance, call your closest relative or neighbor or one of the numbers listed below.
For Emergencies call 911 • For Non-Emergencies call 211
State Assistance Information Line (Only activated during emergencies)
Official State Website
Florida Highway Patrol
www.flhsmv.gov/florida-highway-patrol • *FHP from any cell phone
Florida Attorney General
www.myfloridalegal.com • 850-414-3300
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
https://floridadep.gov • 850-245-2118
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
https://myfwc.com • 850-488-4676
Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
https://floridavets.org • 1-844-693-5838
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
http://elderaffairs.org • 1-800-96ELDER (963-5337)
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
www.fdacs.gov • 1-800-435-7352
National Weather Service Forecast Office (Tallahassee, FL Office)
www.weather.gov/tae • 850-942-8851
National Weather Service Forecast Office (Jacksonville, FL Office)
www.weather.gov/jax • 904-741-4370
National Weather Service Southern Region
US Coast Guard (7th District)
US Coast Guard (8th District)
Contains a summary of currently open general and special needs shelters within the State of Florida.
The Leon Ready website is a hub of resources to help prepare for disasters including the County’s 2023 Disaster Survival Guide, a full list of disaster supplies for your disaster bucket, and more.
Centers for Disease Control
Environmental Protection Agency
Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Weather Service
Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center
National Data Buoy Center
National Hurricane Center
National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
US Department of Homeland Security
As Tropical Storm Idalia, stay up-to-date on preparedness actions with the following resources:
Leon County Citizens Connect Mobile App
Download the Leon County Citizens Connect Mobile App on the Apple and Google Play stores. The Citizens Connect mobile app puts timely emergency notifications at your fingertips through push notifications on your smartphone or other device. Be the first to know about shelter locations, road closures, and service changes.
Leon County Emergency Information Portal
Hosting the same information as the Citizens Connect app, the Emergency Information Portal can be accessed on a desktop or a mobile browser.
Citizens can tune in to 88.9 FM for the most up-to-date information from local public safety officials. Featuring to-the-minute reporting, WFSU, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee remain committed to getting information out on the radio as soon as possible. Additionally, iHeartRadio will also provide updates on the following stations: WFLA-FM 100.7, WFLF-FM 94.5, WTNT 94.9, KISS-FM 107.1, X-FM101.5, and The Beat-FM 105.3.
2-1-1 Big Bend
If you need community information, services and support any day of the year, Big Bend 2-1-1 is reachable by dialing either 2-1-1 or (850) 617-6333.
Leon County Emergency Management
Leon County Emergency Management staff is available to answer questions about how you should prepare, act, and recover during the storm.
For updates on City of Tallahassee Utilities and other City services.
During a state of emergency, it is unlawful to sell or lease certain commodities for an amount that grossly exceeds the average price. To report price gouging, call 1-866-966-7226.
If you are looking for gas, use GasBuddy.com to report fuel prices and availability.