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Posted on: September 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Helpful Links related to Hurricane Preparedness

The Town of Oakland wants its citizens to be prepared and safe before, during, and after Hurricane Irma.  Please read this entire post to find helpful links and information regarding the upcoming storm.

Local Links
•News 6 Hurricane Center: forecasts, preparation tips, emergency contact numbers, shelter/evacuation info, helpful links             
•Wesh 2 News: 
•WFTV Channel 9 Weather 
•Duke Energy: safety reminders, how to report outages, storm response plan 
•Orange County Guide to assist in emergency preparedness 
•Orange County Emergency Communications 
•OC Disaster Preparedness 
•OC Emergency Medical Service 
•OC Emergency Alerts & Mobile Apps 
•OC News & Information 

Some recommended apps for your smartphone: Red Cross, ICE Standard, Bizaster, FEMA, Hurricane Tracker, and Emergency Radio.  Just search for them in your app store.  

Price Gouging:
Price Gouging Hotline 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (66-7226)
State law prohibits extreme increase in the price of essential commodities, such as food, water, hotels, ice, gasoline, lumber and equipment needed as a direct result of an officially declared emergency.  The amount cannot grossly exceed the average price for those items during the 30 days before the declaration of the state of emergency unless the seller can justify an increase in the costs.  If you suspect price gouging, report this to the Attorney General’s price Gouging hotline.
For more information, visit the Florida Attorney General’s website at 

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