Monday, August 24, 1992
Hurricane Andrew walloped southern Florida with Category 4 winds and rain. Close to 14 inches of rain fell in Miami-Dade County but it was the wind—as strong as 177 mph—that would serve as Andrewʼs wrecking ball. More than 250,000 people were left homeless and 82,000 businesses were destroyed or damaged.
Common Hazards in this State

State Information

Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
(850) 413-9900

Local Information

Broward County Emergency Management Division
201 NW 84th Avenue
Plantation, Florida 33324
Phone: (954) 831-3900
Fax: (954) 382-5805
FLRELAY: 1-800-955-8771

Duval County, City of Jacksonville
515 Julia Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-2472

Lee County Emergency Management
2675 Ortiz Avenue
Ft Myers, FL 33905

City of Miami
1151 NW 7th Street
Miami, FL 33136

Miami-Dade County - Department of Emergency Management
9300 NW 41 St.
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 468-5400

Monroe County Emergency Management
490 63rd Street, Ocean
Suite 150
Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: (305) 289-6065
Fax: (305) 289-6333

The Orange County Office of Emergency Management
6590 Amory Court, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 836-9140
Fax: (407) 836-9147

Orange County Sheriff's Office
2500 Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 254-7100

City of Orlando
Office of Emergency Management
Orlando Operations Center
PO Box 2846
Orlando, FL 32802
(321) 235 - 5437
Citizen Information Line: 407-246-HELP For use during and after a storm to answer your non-emergency questions and concerns.

Orlando Police Department - Tactical Operations
P.O. Box 913
Orlando, FL 32802-0913
(407) 246-2958

Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management
20 S. Military Tr.
West Palm Beach, 33415
Phone: (561) 712-6400
Fax: (561) 712-6467
TDY/TTY: 561-712-6342

Putnam County Emergency Management
410 S. State Rd. 19
Palatka, Fl. 32177
(386) 329-0379

Southeast Florida

City of Tampa
Office of Emergency Management
Tampa Fire Rescue
808 E Zack Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 276-7011

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Florida Citizen Corps Task Force
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Room 215E
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100
(850) 413-9891

Localized Ready Programs

South Florida
South Florida localized the Ready campaign in September 2010. English and Spanish television and radio public service announcements which direct viewers to readysouthflorida.org are currently being aired throughout the region. Additionally, the campaign is utilizing  Twitter to provide followers with preparedness tips and disaster facts.

Last Updated: 01/29/2020