Emergency contacts and information lines open for hurricane help

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TAMPA, Fla. -- As Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc across the state, local management divisions are geared up to deal with the aftermath.

Citizen information lines are available for the public to call with questions.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his administration have also opened the State Emergency Operations Center Line, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the following number: 1-800-342-3557.

Other key numbers you'll want to have handy include

FLORIDA EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: 1-800-3557

FEMA: 1-800-621-3362

FLORIDA INSURANCE CLAIM HOTLINE: 10800-227-8676

DUKE ENERGY: Report outages, text OUT to 57801

TECO: Reporter outages, text OUT to 35069

Counties have reached out with the following information:

Hardee County

The Emergency Operations Center phone number is (863) 773-6373.

Hernando County

The Emergency Operations Center can be reached at (352) 754-4083.

Highlands County

The Emergency Operations Center is available at (863) 385-1112.

Hillsborough County

The City of Tampa has set up a Hurricane Irma hotline, which will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: (844) 852-8889.

Hillsborough County has set up an emergency contact line at (813) 272-5900. 

Click here to sign up for text alerts from Hillsborough County. You also can text TAMPAREADY to 888-777 for updates.

Manatee County

The Emergency Operations Center line will be available at (941) 742-5800.

Click here to sign up for text alerts from Manatee County

Marion County

The Citizen Information Line will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at (352) 369-7500.

Pasco County

The county customer service and the emergency operations center line will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public can call (727) 847-2411. Click here for the Pasco County Disaster Planning Guide

Click here to sign up for text alerts from Pasco County

Pinellas County

The Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center Line is available at (727) 464-4333.

The Largo Police Department's phone line is currently down. Residents are asked to call (727) 587-6731 to reach the Communications Center, or dial 9-1-1 in case of emergency.

The City of Largo has opened a Largo Citizen Information Center at (727) 587-6789, which will be available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and open Saturday at 8 a.m. 

The City of Largo Citizen Information Center is available at (727) 587-6789. 

Click here to sign up for text alerts from Pinellas County

Polk County

The Emergency Operations Center is available at (863) 271-0066.

Click here to sign up for text alerts from Polk County

Sarasota County

The Emergency Operations Center can be reached at (941) 861-5000.

Click here to sign up for text alerts from Sarasota County

 

 

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