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Storm Smart Safety Series

Check out the Storm Smart Safety Series video playlist below. Emergency Manager Stacy Aloisio shares helpful tips and suggestions to keep in mind.


Hurricane preparedness

Hurricane/Natural Disaster Resources


Hurricane Debris Collection


Separate debris into six categories:

  • Household hazardous waste
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Construction & demolition debris
  • Vegetative debris
  • Everyday household trash

Helpful hints for hurricane debris collection:

  • Do not stack or lean debris near trees, poles, fire hydrants, meters, or other structures, as this can make removal difficult.
  • If there is no sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, place debris at the edge of your property before the curb.
  • Debris should be placed curbside without blocking the roadway or storm drains.
  • Any debris placed from the sidewalk toward your property will not be picked up (no pickup zone).
  • Regular household trash and bagged debris will not be picked up with disaster debris. Follow your regular garbage removal schedule for those items.

Contact the Department of Public Works for more information at NorthPortFL.gov/SolidWaste or 941-240-8050.



Reporting and tracking an outage
Florida Power & Light Company understands that power outages can be an inconvenience. FPL provides tools for you to track outages and get updates on power restoration in your area. For faster access, download the FPL app from the App Store or Google Play, or text “App” to MyFPL (69375) to stay connected and informed with ease. You can also visit FPL.com to report or check the status of your outage. 

How FPL restores your power
Florida Power & Light Company is dedicated to restoring your power safely and as quickly as possible after a storm. Our highly skilled restoration teams work around the clock, prioritizing critical infrastructure to ensure power is restored to your community. Click here to learn how FPL restores power. Additionally, the company urges you to always be aware of potential safety hazards, especially before, during and after severe weather. Find tips on how to prepare on FPL.com/Storm.

Hurricane Ian resources

The deadlines for both FEMA Individual Assistance and Small Business Administration assistance applications was Jan. 12, 2023. To coincide with the application deadline, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Shannon Staub Library, 4675 Career Lane, North Port, closed permanently on Jan. 12.

For questions about your FEMA Individual Assistance application, call the FEMA Helpline (800) 621-3362. For questions about your Small Business Administration assistance application, call the SBA Helpline (800) 659-2955.

Are you curious about how to appeal a determination letter from FEMA? Please see Eight Tips for Appealing a FEMA Determination Letter.(PDF, 90KB)

Hurricane Ian Recovery and Relief Fund

The Hurricane Ian Recovery and Relief Fund has been established by United Way of South Sarasota County to assist individuals and families in North Port who have experienced an unbudgeted and unexpected expense, a layoff, unexpected loss of income or other financial hardship due to Hurricane Ian. Eligible expenditures would include basic needs such as rent or mortgage, utilities, or minor essential home repairs.

Residents interested in seeking assistance from this fund should call Social Services at 941-429-3700 to be pre-screened by staff.

Resources for Home
Find resources that can help you and your loved ones recover from Hurricane Ian.

Resources for Business
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How You Can Help
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Cool weather safety

Emergency Orders and Declarations