Florida Emergency Information Line Activated In Response to Tropical Depression Isaac

FLORIDA EMERGENCY INFORMATION LINE ACTIVATED IN RESPONSE TO TROPICAL DEPRESSION ISAAC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
www.FloridaDisaster.org

TALLAHASSEE – Due to the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Isaac, the State Emergency Response Team has activated the Florida Emergency Information Line (FEIL), a hotline for residents to obtain accurate, up-to-date information about Isaac. The FEIL will be available from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The toll-free number is 1-800-342-3557. Hearing-impaired persons may call the Florida Telecommunications Relay at 1-800-226-4329 to receive information and access TDD systems.

The State Emergency Operations Center is operating at a Level One, full activation, to support the needs of the impacted counties. For more information about the storm’s impact on your area, contact your local emergency management agency.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 – November 30. To GET A PLAN! visit www.FloridaDisaster.org. For the latest information on the 2012 Hurricane Season, follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/flsert and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FloridaSERT.

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