Other Resources

OTHER ASSISTANCE/RESOURCES

To individuals and families may come from any number of organizations. These organizations provide food, shelter, supplies and assist in clean-up efforts. In the most severe disasters, the federal government is also called in to help individuals and families with temporary housing, counseling (for post-disaster trauma), low-interest loans and grants, and other assistance after assessments are made. The federal government also has programs that help small businesses and farmers. Most federal assistance becomes available when the President of the United States declares a “Major Disaster” for the affected area at the request of a state governor. FEMA will provide information through the media and community outreach about federal assistance and how to apply.

Coast Guard: www.uscg.mil

FDLE: www.fdle.state.fl.us

Dept of Health: www.dadehealth.org

Homeland Security: www.dhs.gov

Miami Dade EOC: www.miamidade.gov/fire/emergency-management.asp

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR EMERGENCIES: DIAL 911

CITY OF MIAMI BEACH INFORMATION: 305.604.CITY (2489)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ANSWER CENTER: 311 • 305.468.5900 www.miamidade.gov/fire/emergency-management.asp

STATE OF FLORIDA EMERGENCY INFORMATION LINE: 1.800.342.3557

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EMERGENCY EVACUATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: 305.513.7700 • TDD: 305.468.5402

MIAMI BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT: 305.673.7900

MIAMI BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT: 305.673.7123

MIAMI BEACH OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: 305.673.7736

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA):1.800.621.3362 • TTY: 1.800.462.7585 Disaster Survivor Assistance Program

CERT AND VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: 305.673.7736

FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT (FPL): 1.800.4.OUTAGE • www.fpl.com 305.442.8770 (Miami-Dade County)

AT&T: 611

CITY GAS: 305.693.4311 • www.floridacitygas.com

TECO PEOPLE’S GAS: 305.940.0139 • www.peoplesgas.com

ATLANTIC BROADBAND CABLE: 305.861.1564

POISON CONTROL: 1.800.222.1222

FOOD SAFETY: 1.888.674.6854

FAMILY SOCIAL SERVICES: 211

AMERICAN RED CROSS305.644.1200 • www.redcross.org

SALVATION ARMY: 1.800.SAL.ARMY• salvationarmyusa.org

HUMANE SOCIETY OF MIAMI: 305.696.0800 • humanesociety.org