Emergency Alerts & Notices

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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

June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season. For 2023, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a "near normal" hurricane season, forecasting a range of 12 to 17 named storms (winds above 39 mph). Of those, they're predicting 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds above 74 mph), with the possibility of 1 to 4 major hurricanes (winds above 111 mph). See below for tips and resources to prepare for this storm season.

Hurricane/Natural Disaster Resources

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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
Find resources to help your business get back on its feet.

How You Can Help
Learn how you can help the North Port community.