Catholic Charities of Florida Inc. serves the most vulnerable, advocates for, and empowers people's capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. We accomplish this regardless of race, religion, age, gender or national origin. Recognizing that disasters happen locally and affect communities and individuals alike, we propose to build human capacity and call the community to action.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc.
Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc., Diocese of St. Augustine
Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc.
Catholic Charities of Central Florida
Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc.
Catholic Charities of Florida Family Emergency Plan | Spanish
Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Ministry of Presence
Self-Care for Volunteers
Volunteer Hosting Overview of Church-Based Host Sites
Volunteer Hosting Overview: Shortened Version for Recovery Training and Tools Events
Guides to Disaster Recovery: Information on costs and resources to repair, retrofit, etc.
FEMA Make a Plan: Prepare, plan, and stay informed for emergencies.
Improvenet: Find home emergency and disaster safety information.
ASPCA: Preparing for the needs of your pet during disaster.
Paw Rescue: Emergency Planning - Protect Your Pet
Florida Department of Transportation Statewide 511: Updated information on evacuation routes, road closures, accidents, etc.
Florida 211 System: Individuals calling 211 will receive information on available resources before and after a disaster. Some county 211 systems have Spanish speaking operators, but not all.
American Red Cross: Provides a list (updated every 30 mins.) of Red Cross shelters throughout the United States.
FloodSmart Community Resources: Flooding-specific information.
Redfin: How to Protect Your Home From Flood Damage
CARMAX: How to Prevent Purchasing Flood-damaged Cars
FEMA: Information on preparing for and recovering from disasters; disaster survivors can apply for assistance after a Presidential Disaster Recovery Declaration.
National Hurricane Center: Outlooks and advisories on tropical weather
Florida Department of Emergency Management: Weather forecasts and other emergency information along with links to local County Emergency Management Offices.
Homecity: Safety information for homeowners
Florida Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (FLVOAD): Lists voluntary and faith based organizations statewide that provide disaster relief and recovery services. Contact information for each organization can be received by requesting it from the FLVOAD "contact us" page.
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD): Information about national organizations with a capacity to respond to disasters in various ways (relief, recovery and long-term recovery).
Mobile Apps for Smart Phone Users (downloadable on the internet):
Red Cross - Red Cross emergency shelters throughout the United States, updated every 30 mins.
Florida 511 - Updated information on evacuation routes, road closures, accidents, etc.
FEMA - Locations of Disaster Recovery Centers after a Presidential Disaster Declaration
How to Help:
Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD): Local organizations at the county level made up of various members of the community (mostly non-profits and faith-based organizations) who will have statewide connections to disaster assistance information and organizations. Ask your local emergency manager on how to contact and join COAD.