Hurricane Resources


The Florida Division of Emergency Management’s website is the best resource for up-to-date information, resources, and guidance on hurricanes in the state.

Florida Permitting Guidance:

Due to the impacts of Hurricanes in certain Florida counties, please check the areas impacted here.  If you are considering Florida for your next production, it’s important to know that most permitting is handled by the local film commissions throughout Florida and that each office has its own requirements for granting permits.
Please check the local film commission’s website for updates pertaining to hurricanes including office or permitting closures. You can find a list of local film commission contact information here, or feel free to contact us directly for assistance at 850-717-8990, 310-241-0116 (Los Angeles Office), or FloridaOFE@deo.myflorida.com.

Film Commission permitting closures as of 10/5/2022

  • Paradise Coast Film Commission- open, but not issuing new permits
  • Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office – open, but not issuing new permits in North Port

Florida State Park Closures

The Florida State Parks storm update website can be found here- Florida State Park Closures. Please visit specific park web pages for details and the latest information.
Florida Business Resources:
Was your Florida business impacted by a hurricane? The Business Damage Assessment Survey is now activated to assess the needs of Florida businesses impacted by a hurricane.  Complete the survey >> bit.ly/2m6dRX2

Florida Hurricane FAQs:

Further questions? Florida hurricane FAQs can be located here.

Additional Helpful Resources:

How to Help:

Florida Disaster Fund: The state’s official private relief fund was “established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster,” according to its website.
  • You can donate online, send a check, or text “DISASTER” to 20222 to make a $10 donation.
The Red Cross: You can donate online or text “IAN” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The group is also asking for blood donors.
  • The Red Cross says it has helped operate shelters for those evacuating a hurricane.
Volunteer Florida: This state agency has several volunteer positions available to assist with hurricane recovery efforts, such as volunteering with the Red Cross or assisting with mental health services. Apply online.
Convoy of Hope: The nonprofit says it is providing groceries to impacted communities in Florida. You can donate online.