Who to contact if you need help during Hurricane Irma

Homeowners along Bayshore Boulevard take precautions by boarding up windows against Hurricane Irma as Tampa Bay is under a hurricane warning on Sat., September 9, 2017. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Homeowners along Bayshore Boulevard take precautions by boarding up windows against Hurricane Irma as Tampa Bay is under a hurricane warning on Sat., September 9, 2017. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Published September 9 2017
Updated September 12 2017

Hurricane Irma is poised to affect nearly every Floridian in some way. Here are some key phone numbers that might come in handy as the storm approaches.

For citizens all over Florida:

FL Emergency Information Hotline: 1-800-342-3557

Florida Division of Emergency Management: Text FLPREPARES to 888777

Insurance consumer help line: 1-877-693-5236

United Way's information service: call 2-1-1 or text "Irma" to 898-211

To report price gouging: 1-866-966-7226

To find a shelter: text "shelter" and your zip code to the number 4FEMA (43362)

To report an outage to Duke Energy: text OUT to 57801 or call 800-228-8485

To report an outage to TECO: text OUT to 35069 or call 1-877-588-1010

To find out road conditions: Call 511

To volunteer in affected areas: 1-800-FL-Help-1

If you live in Pinellas:

County shelter locations and evacuation map

Local Red Cross: 1-877-741-1444

Pinellas County Emergency Management: 727-464-3800

If you live in Hillsborough:

County shelter locations and evacuation map

Local Red Cross: 1-877-741-1444

Hillsborough County Emergency Management: 813-272-6602

City of Tampa Hurricane Irma Hotline: 844-852-8889

If you live in Pasco:

County shelter locations and evacuation map

Local Red Cross: 863-294-5941

Pasco County Emergency Management: 727-847-8137

If you live in Hernando:

County shelter locations and evacuation map

Local Red Cross: 863-294-5941

Hernando County Emergency Management: 352-754-4083

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