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Business Response Resources

National Hurricane Center: The National Hurricane Center maintains a continuous watch on tropical cyclones and areas of disturbed weather within the North Atlantic basin.  This website issues watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.

FLORIDA RESOURCES The Florida Department of Transportation maintains Florida’s official source for real-time traffic information.  Traffic speeds, congestion, and road conditions are represented on this interactive map.

Florida Division of Emergency Management Latest Updates: Get the latest information on any state emergency activation, including evacuation zones, road closures, mobile access, shelters, contact information and more.

Emergency State Assistance Information Line: The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida. The SAIL hotline is: 1-800-342-3557.

Florida State Agricultural Response Team: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is the lead agency for animal and agricultural emergencies. The State Agricultural Response Team (SART) is a planning, training, and response support group in partnerships with the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, UF College of Veterinary Medicine, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

FloridaMakes Connex Florida: Connex Florida is an online capabilities database and connection platform created for Florida manufacturers to adapt to changing market demands, connect to an array of resources and locate new business opportunities by identifying new suppliers and customers.  Connex gives manufacturers immediate – at no cost – access to information about potential suppliers and customers within Florida, with results filtered to match your company’s specific needs.


VISIT FLORIDA Emergency Accommodations Module: In partnership with Expedia, VISIT FLORIDA activates an Emergency Accommodations page during major disasters.  The latest hotel availability is available on this site. is an ongoing project created to track, record, and aggregate power outages across the United States. This website provides an overview of outages for the entire state.  For information specific to your location, contact your electricity provider.

GasBuddy: Search to find open gas stations and current fuel prices.

Visa Back to Business: Whether it is helping businesses impacted by wildfires, hurricanes, or other natural disasters, Visa believes in using the power of networks to help rebuild communities.  The Back to Business search tool finds local businesses that have processed a Visa transaction in the past 24 hours.