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: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harold, Idalia, Jose, Katia, Lee, Margot, Nigel, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince and Whitney.

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 and to learn more about our Emergency Preparedness Expos: cilncf.org/contact-us