Hurricane Dorian continues its path through the
Since the 2017 hurricanes,
Follow Instructions from Local Officials
Expect extended power outages that could last for several days. If you still have power, make sure cell phones and other equipment is fully charged. Be aware of blocked roads and avoid walking or driving near downed power lines.
Plan how you'll communicate with family members once the storm passes. Remember that during disasters, text instead of calling because phone lines are often overloaded. Dial 9-1-1 only in case of an emergency.
Download the FEMA App to receive real-time alerts from the
Avoid flooded areas that can hide hazards such as debris and damaged roads. Be aware that flash flooding can occur in minutes and with little notice.
If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move.
Be prepared to take detours and adjust your route due to road closures if there is standing water. Do not drive through flood water. Just 12 inches of floodwater can float a car or small SUV. Turn around, don't drown!
Federal Agencies are Positioned to
Actions that have been taken to respond to Dorian include:
* Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT) are in
* One Incident Support Team and two Urban Search and Rescue Teams have deployed to
* Logistics Staging and Transportation Teams are in
* USACE mobilized infrastructure assessment, debris management staff and other experts to
* A Temporary Emergency Power Planning and Response Team has deployed to
* Law enforcement officers have deployed to assist local authorities, if needed.
* Incident management personnel and three Disaster Medical Assistance Teams are positioned in
* The Disaster Distress Helpline is available to help residents in