United Way's 2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects people with solutions. United Way spearheaded implementation of 2-1-1 for hundreds of people across Central Florida to provide comprehensive information and referrals to services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our specialists are trained, friendly and will get you connected to the best community services available to fit your needs. United Way's 2-1-1 provides information about:
You can access 2-1-1 by:
1.) For online resources: Click here
2.) Phone: 888-370-7188
3.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4.) Via text (text your zip code to 898-211)
5.) Online Chat: (Click here to begin the online chat)
Click to print a 2-1-1 Palm Card, either English or Spanish. Page 1 is the English version, for the Spanish version scroll down to page 2.
Haga clic para imprimir una tarjeta de palma de 2-1-1, ya sea en inglés o en español. Página 1 es la versión en Español desplácese hasta la página 2.
Polk County Emergency Management: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management
Highlands County Emergency Management: http://www.hcbcc.net/departments/emergency_operations/emergency_management.php
Hardee County: http://www.hardeecounty.net/eoc.htm
Hurricane kits: www.flash.org/peril_inside.php?id=84
Baynews 9: www.baynews9.com/hurricane.html
Disaster Preparedness: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management/disaster-preparedness
Emergency Shelters: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management/emergency-shelters
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Special Needs Progam
If you are looking for a shelter with a special needs program for residents with medical or physical conditions or dependent on medical electrical equipment, please refer to Polk County Government Florida's Emergency Management guide. There you will find shelter locations and how to pre register.
Special needs registration form: https://www.polk-county.net/docs/default-source/emergency-management/special-needs-registration-form.pdf?sfvrsn=0
Hurricane prep for special needs: https://www.polk-county.net/docs/default-source/emergency-management/hurricane-prep-for-special-needs4.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Special needs information: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management/special-needs
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