Emergency Preparedness

The CILNCF provides information and planning assistance to help our consumers prepare for emergencies. We also work with organizations and emergency preparedness officials to help educate and train personnel for how best to assist people with disabilities in the event of emergencies, accommodations at shelters, etc.

Hurricane Preparedness

We have compiled some helpful information, links, and phone numbers regarding hurricane preparedness for people with disabilities. Information includes locating special needs shelters; tips for preparing, responding, and recovering from hurricanes; how to track hurricanes; emergency supply information; etc. Find that information here »

Hurricane Season 2023: June 1st to November 30th

Hurricane Names 2023: TBA

Category 1: Dangerous winds that will produce some property damage. Sustained Winds: 74-95 mph

Category 2: Extremely dangerous winds will likely cause extensive damage. Sustained Winds: 96-110mph

Category 3: Serious damage will occur. Sustained Winds: 111-129 mph

Category 4: Catastrophic damage will likely occur. Sustained Winds: 130-156 mph

Category 5: Total devastation. Sustained Winds: 157 mph+

State of Florida Emergency Contacts by County
State of Florida Emergency Coordinating Officers
Disability Resources for Emergencies
Emergency Supply Fact Sheet
Hurricane Guide for Individuals with ASD
Hurricane Guide for Individuals with ASD Spanish Version
2023 Preparedness Calendar

More Info

Please contact the CIL for more information: cilncf.org/contact-us

Alachua County Event Info:
2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Expo for People with Disabilities
Theme: How to protect yourself/families for any type of emergency
Friday, April 14th, 2023, 8:45am – 1:00pm
Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd Street, Building R-01
Gainesville, FL 32606

The Center for Independent Living of North Central FL is hosting our 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Expo for people with disabilities. This year, our theme is, how to protect yourself/families for any type of emergency. We know there are many individuals with disabilities that need assistance before, during and after a storm. This event will include a variety of speakers and vendors to help prepare people with disabilities in our community for any type of emergency.
ASL interpreters will also be provided.
Speakers Include: TBA
If you have any questions about this event, please contact
Kevin Towles at 352-368-3788 ext. 1017, or ktowles@cilncf.org for more information.

Please register by clicking on the link below starting Monday, January 16th, 2023.
Alachua County: