Disaster Resources

It's Hurricane Season and United Way of Collier and the Keys is here to help before, during and after a storm. Use this page as a tool for preparedness and recovery.

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ALERT Collier

ALERT Collier sends emergency notifications to residents.

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Alert!Monroe

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Collier County

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UWCK Disaster Assistance

UWCK Disaster Assistance

Click here to learn about our Disaster Case Management Program.

To speak to a disaster case manager, call 239-261-7112

 

Download Collier County Emergency Contact Information, provided by our disaster case managers, here.

Collier 211

Collier 211

When you need non-emergency help, call 2-1-1 to reach a trained specialist who can assist you.

Dial: 211 or 239-263-4211
Email: uw211help@gmail.com
Text: Your zip code to 898-211

ALERT Collier

ALERT Collier

ALERT Collier is Collier County’s mass notification system for local emergency alerts.

Sign up for real-time notifications here.

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Emergency Services

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Special Needs Registry

Special Needs Registry

Special needs shelters are designed to meet the needs of persons who require assistance that exceeds services provided at a general population shelter.

  • Register here
    • Registering on the website is not a guarantee that emergency officials will be able to assist in an emergency.

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Monroe County

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UWCK Disaster Assistance

UWCK Disaster Assistance

Click here to learn about our Disaster Case Management Program.

For more information, call 305-735-1929

Keys Help Resource Guide

Keys Help Resource Guide

Click here to visit Keyshelp.org

 

    United Way of Collier and the Keys DOES NOT CURRENTLY PROVIDE DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE to clients but has compiled a listing of health and human services resources for Keys residents who need assistance.

     

    This guide is to help our community find the resources they need during times of uncertainty. Resources include childcare, food pantries, rent and utilities assistance, and medical and mental healthcare. 

    Alert!Monroe

    Alert!Monroe

    ALERT Monroe is Monroe County’s mass notification system for local emergency alerts.

    Sign up for real-time notifications here.

    County/City

    Emergency Services

    Schools

    Special Needs Registry

    Special Needs Registry

    Special needs shelters are designed to meet the needs of persons who require assistance that exceeds services provided at a general population shelter.

    • Register here
      • Registering on the website is not a guarantee that emergency officials will be able to assist in an emergency.

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    Statewide Resources

    Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. You are encouraged to utilize these tools to prepare for a major storm.

    Florida Hurricane Guide

    Find everything from preparing your home, to evacuation protocols, and what to do after a hurricane.

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    Disaster Preparedness Maps

    You can enter your address to learn your evacuation zone.

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    Disaster Supply Kit Checklist

    Residents should stock a disaster supply kit that lasts the household, including pets, for at least 7+ days.

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    Additional Resources

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    FEMA Assistance

    FEMA Assistance

    In the case of a natural disaster, you may be eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance. 

    Click here or call 1-800-621-3362 to see if you are eligible and to apply.

    Housing and Legal

    Housing and Legal

    Gas and Travel

    Emotional Support

    Emotional Support

    The Disaster Distress Hotline is available 24/7 and in several languages.

    Call: 1-800-985-5990

    Text: TalkWithUs to 66746.

    For Spanish speakers, you can access the helpline at the same number or by texting Hablanos to 66746.

    This helpline is staffed by trained crisis counselors.

    Business Response and Recovery

    Sign up for local alerts and warnings, test your emergency plans, stock emergency supplies, collect critical information, and more.

    What To Do

    Follow guidance from local authorities, determine how to protect yourself, and more.

    What To Do

    Pay attention to local officials for information and special instructions, do not enter damaged buildings until they are inspected, never walk or drive on flooded roads, and more.

    What To Do