Each year, The ILRC prepares the disability community for emergencies by hosting the Emergency Preparedness Conference for Persons with Disabilities. From this conference, now modeled statewide, an Individualized Action Plan was created. The action plan, which includes medical considerations, communication plans and sheltering options, is free for download to the public (link below). Our staff are ready to assist you in developing your plan. For assistance or another format of the plan, please contact our office at (904) 399-8484.
Updates from Governor Rick Scott on government mandates, evacuation statuses, resources, and other state news.
The City of Jacksonville's Emergency Preparedness resource. The Jacksonville Fire/Rescue Department Emergency Preparedness Division serves as the Consolidated City of Jacksonville/Duval County Emergency Management authority. The Division oversees the Duval County Emergency Operations Center and Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
Download the Action Plan Workbook by the Independent Living Resource Center to make sure you're prepared and have a guide to keep with you in the event of an emergency. Watch the video below for need-to-know info when creating your plan.
The City of Jacksonville and Duval County Emergency Management encourage you to determine your zone on the accompanying map and make advance plans for you and your family. In the event of an approaching storm, local government will work with the National Weather Service and other partners to provide you with specific information on which zones need to evacuate while simultaneously ensuring you have the best available information about the possible effects of the storm in your specific area.
The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division maintains a registry of clients who have been identified as persons with Special Medical Needs. These individuals require assistance during evacuations and sheltering.
US Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency
This page provides information and guidance for disaster survivors who want to apply for assistance related to a federally declared disaster.
Local data and information on how to recover from Hurricane Irma.
This page provides links to recovery resources on how to cope with disaster, how to help pets, types of assistance available following a disaster, how to find missing family and friends, how to reopen your business or farm after a disaster, how to remove mold and mildew from your home, how to find a place to stay, and community resources to help you recover.
Download the app to receive alerts from the National Weather Service, get safety and survival tips, customize your emergency checklist, find your local shelter, and upload your disaster photos to help first responders.
Many of you are returning home after evacuating from Hurricane Irma. You may lack electricity. Perhaps you're engaged in clean-up efforts.
The stress of the last few days -- and the days still to come -- can take a toll on our mental health. Individuals with a mental illness diagnosis can be especially vulnerable right now. NAMI is here to help.
The NAMI HelpLine is a free service that provides information, referrals, and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. The HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.
The number is 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).
NAMI also has a Crisis Text Line. Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.