Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tracking TS Isaac 5:00 AM (8/21) advisory

TROPICAL STORM / HURRICANE TRACKING LINKS:

Tropical Storm Isaac should now have everyone's attention. The 5:00 AM update placed south Florida at the far end of the cone.  We all are aware that these cones move quite frequently, so we should remain cautiously optimistic that the storm will have little or no effect on South Florida,, but prepared.  Those that made their storm season preparations ready for June 1 should be ready to go.  Others should now use this weekend to update their plans and preparation.  With no recent hurricane workshops having been presented in the area, I have pulled out some important numbers and links from my past personal e-news updates.  I have posted the information here for your convenience and use.

Feel free to e-mail me any of your useful links at eugeneflinn@bellsouth.net.  

When not following the storm on your local news, you can access several internet sites.  Two that I use are: 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Below are important numbers that will help you during threat of or post storms and remember to dial 3-1-1 on your phone for instant County information.

Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management (very good website for information on school closings, offices, etc...)
Department Phone Number (305) 468-5400

http://www.miamidade.gov/oem/

Click "read more" to view additional agencies/utilities and organizations.
Non-Emergencies
305-4-POLICE

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance
1-800-659-2955

lhttp://www.sba.gov/disaster_recov/index.html


Miami-Dade Consumer Services (report price gouging)

305.375.3677

TDD: 305.375.4177

www.miamidade.gov/csd

Miami-Dade Animal Services Department

305.884.1101

www.miamidade.gov/animals

Humane Society
of Miami
305.696.0800
www.humanesocietymiami.org

American Red Cross

305.644.1200

www.miamiredcross.org

Utilities


FPL

800.4OUTAGE

800.468.8243

TDD: 800.251.5325

www.fpl.com

BellSouth
888.757.6500

TDD: 305.780.2273

www.bellsouth.com

Comcast

800.266.2278

www.comcast.com

TECO/
Peoples Gas
877.832.6747

TDD: 813.228.4613

www.peoplesgas.com

Federal Emergency Management Agency

800.621.3362

TDD: 800.462.7585

www.fema.org

Florida Department
of Insurance
800.342.2762

www.fldfs.com

Florida Division of Emergency Management

850.413.9900

www.floridadisaster.org

National Flood
Insurance Program
800.638.6620

TDD: 800.447.9487

www.fema.gov/business/nfip

South Florida Water Management District

800.544.2323

www.sfwmd.gov

Florida Relay Service

800.955.8770

TTY: 800.955.8771

www.ftri.org/floridarelay

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