Hurricane Resource Center

2023 Hurricane Preparedness

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About the season

For the 2023 season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) along with Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, is forecasting a range of 12 to 17 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of those, 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA has a 70% confidence in these ranges.

Know Your Zone

Be Aware of Your Zone

Visit to use the ‘Know Your Zone’ mapping tool at to search by address and determine if you are in a designated evacuation zone.

Make a Plan

Make a Plan

Building a business disaster continuity plan, as well as encouraging your employees to create a family plan, can reduce the financial and physical impact on your business.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy

Severe weather can strike suddenly – anytime, anywhere. We prepare for storms throughout the year and encourage you to do the same for your business.

Sign Up For Alerts

Sign Up For Alerts

There are a variety of mobile alerts and apps that can help keep you up-to-date on the latest emergency or disaster information. To find local alerts in your area, visit Alert Florida to sign up for emergency alerts and other public safety notifications. Here are other mobile applications that will help keep you informed and safe.

  • Florida Storms: Florida Public Radio Emergency Network
  • Florida 511: Get real-time traffic conditions and incident information in Florida
  • FEMA: Download the FEMA mobile app
  • Red Cross: Download the Red Cross mobile app
  • Everbridge: Download the Everbridge mobile app
  • Gas Buddy: This app locates gas stations and their availability
Know Who to Call

Know Who To Call

When a hurricane hits and damage is done, chances are you and your business will need assistance. Below is a comprehensive list of statewide resources in Florida here to help you.

  • American Red Cross: (800) 733-2767
  • Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline: (866) 966-7226
  • Department of Business & Professional Regulation: (850) 487-1395
  • Department of Children and Families Information: (866)762-2237
  • Department of Financial Services Hurricane Helpline: (800) 277-8676
  • Disaster Unemployment Services: (877) 872-5627
  • FEMA Disaster Assistance & Registration: (800)621-3362 or (800)427-5593
  • FEMA Fraud Hotline: (800) 323-8603
  • Red Cross Food, Shelter and Financial Assistance: (866) 438-4636
  • Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Information: (888) 363-2769
  • SHINE Elder Helpline: (800) 963-5337
  • State of Florida Emergency Info Hotline (SAIL): (800) 342-3557
  • DBPR Report Hotline for Unlicensed Activity: (866) 532-1440
  • Unemployment Compensation Claims: (800) 204-2418
  • U.S. Small Business Administration: (800) 659-2955 or (800) 877-8339
  • ESF 18: Business, Industry & Economic Stabilization – 850.815.4925