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To Our Storm-Affected Communities

Jan Wed, 2024, See more: Health and Safety

Important Information for Storm-Affected Individuals:

 In the aftermath of the storm, we want to ensure that everyone has access to the support and resources they need. This post will be updated as we learn about additional resources available. 

▪️ Red Cross Assistance: If you have been displaced by the storm, please reach out to the Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS (8007332767). They are ready to provide the necessary support. 

▪️ 211 Northwest Florida: 211 Northwest Florida is equipped with resources to assist those affected by the storm. Call 855-420-8689 for more information and support. 

▪️ Crisis Helpline: If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, mental health crisis, substance use crisis, emotional distress, or a veterans crisis, please call 988. Help is available. 

▪️ Community Resources: For access to additional community resources, please visit

County Specific Resources and Shelters: 

 ▪️ Jackson County 

 Shelter- Chipola Baptist Association at 3018 Highway 71 North. For assistance, call 850-526-4050. 

 Shelter – First Baptist Church at 2897 Green Street. For assistance, call 850-526-4200. 

 Citizens Line- For inquiries, non-emergency reports, and information about loved ones, please call the Jackson County Citizens Line at (850)718-0020. This helps keep emergency dispatch lines open for urgent needs. 

On Wednesday, 1/10/24 The Salt Block at 4434 Lafayette Street will be providing FREE meals to anyone impacted by the storms/tornadoes. This includes ALL who may be displaced, without power, first responders and linemen, or anyone in our community assisting those in need! Meals will be ready for pick up beginning at 12pm cst, until they run out.

If you need temporary shelter for your pet please call Gypsypetresort  850-693-0568 for free help!

▪️Bay County

Bay County Emergency Management and Bay County Emergency Service will provide tarps for homes with damage. Starting January 10th at 8 am, tarps will be available at two locations:

* Fire Station 3: 4024 Holiday Dr., Panama City Beach

* Fire Station 12: 9033 Hwy 2301, Youngstown

Shelter- The Red Cross has opened a temporary shelter for those displaced at Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church, 271 FL-79, Panama City Beach, FL 32413.

▪️ Santa Rosa County

The cold weather shelter for the homeless and/or heatless will open nights Tue., Jan. 9, Wed., Jan. 10, Fri., Jan 12 and Sat., Jan. 13 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton.

Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Only service animals (with verification of rabies vaccination) are permitted to stay with guests. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought in by law enforcement. The shelter closes at 7 a.m. each morning.

▪️Walton County

Cold Weather Emergency Sheltering will be available this evening, January 10th. Sheltering will be available at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center (361 N 10th St, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433)

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