Hurricane Michael Aftermath

Hurricane Michael was the most powerful storm to hit the Florida panhandle in over 100 years leaving catastrophic damage in it's path. Emergency teams are now assessing the destruction and providing assistance to those in impacted areas. Governor Scott is urging evacuees to be patient in returning and to stay off roads due to downed powerlines and safety concerns. If you are working during the recovery in impacted areas, we want to ensure that you are supported by your AFSCME family as much as possible. Please email [email protected] where you are working and what you are doing.

As of Thursday morning, many roads are closed throughout the panhandle including an 80 mile stretch of I-10. If you are travelling, consult for the best route information.

List of shelters in impacted Counties:

How to protect your papers and possessions:

State and Federal Disaster Assistance:

The Florida Emergency Information Line offers accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the state: 1-800-342-3557

How to stay updated:

File a claim for Emergency Assistance:

Report price gouging to the state hotline: 1-866-9-NO-SCAM

AFSCME members make Florida tick. As such, we are on the frontlines making sure our infrastructure functions during natural disasters and their aftermaths. If there are any issues you would like to discuss with your union during this challenging time, please email: [email protected]