Emergency and Safety Resources For Southern States

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Here is a helpful primer on SBA loans and FEMA assistance


Federal guidelines only allow housing assistance when a primary residence is impacted by a presidentially-declared disaster. Most disaster assistance from the Federal government is in the form of low interest loans.


Florida Division of Emergency Management

Florida Emergency Information Line

  • 800-342-3557– The Florida Emergency Information Line (FEIL) is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida. FEIL line is currently activated and available 24 hours/7 days a week.

County-Specific Information


  • Traffic – Latest information on traffic and roads or call 5-1-1

Mobile Apps


Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA)


North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Public Safety

  • Ncdps.gov

  • readync.org

  • Call 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 for shelters, food assistance, and storm recovery help


Mobile Apps

South Carolina

South Carolina Emergency Management Division



Virginia Department of Emergency Management


Other Resources

Zello – mobile walkie-takie app that you can use if you are in a place with weak signals Google PlayiTunes.