DISASTER RESOURCES

Florida League of Cities


The Florida League of Cities is committed to providing our members with tools, resources and information to help ensure cities and their residents are safe and protected during natural disasters and emergencies.


This page contains resources for cities to refer to before, during and after a disaster. If a member city has any questions, please email hurricaneian@flcities.com or call 850.701.3617.

Hurricane Ian Resources

If your city needs help, the most efficient route is to work directly with your county emergency management director. That said, if your requests are not being met, please contact the Florida League of Cities by phone at 850.701.3617 or email at hurricaneian@flcities.com. We have open communication with the Governor’s office and the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and we will try to alert them of your specific local needs.

If you are looking to help other cities, identify your city’s available assets and work with your professional staff to communicate those assets to your county emergency management director, who will ensure your resources are put into the system. These assets could include supplies, equipment, specialized personnel and more. By combining our resources, we can collectively help those who need our support.

The League hosted an informative webinar on Hurricane Ian preparation on Monday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Click here to view the recording.

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Insurance Reminders


  • Find Your Policy.  Locate and familiarize yourself with your property insurance policy. You may also want to reach out to your insurance company contact right away, as there may be certain pre-storm services available as well as policyholder responsibilities to preserve covered property.
  • Secure Photos.  We also recommend you take photos of your facilities, buildings, contents, outdoor property, etc. and document them – both pre-storm and post-storm.
  • Keep Your Receipts.  We also suggest you keep copies of any receipts for eligible purchases made relating to post-storm loss costs incurred including: costs to preserve or relocate damaged property, costs to minimize or mitigate property damage such as emergency water extraction or tarping, etc. Depending upon the terms of your property coverage, you may be entitled to reimbursement for these expenses.
  • Assure Expiring and Renewing Property Policies Are Paid Up and In Force.  The latest storm track indicates Ian will make landfall on or before Friday, September 30th. The vast majority of local government property insurance policies currently in-force are effective until October 1, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. (*again, please familiarize yourself with your specific policy*). Due to the uncertainty of the speed of the storm, there is always a possibility the storm could slow down and not cause storm-related damages until on or after October 1st at 12:01 a.m. – meaning property coverage would likely be applicable to your new property insurance policy that begins October 1, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. For this purpose, we recommend making sure your insurance premiums are paid and up to date prior to October 1st to avoid any coverage complications or cancellations. This applies to both your current in-force insurance policy as well as your new insurance policy effective October 1, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.   

Statewide and Local Emergency Orders (Examples)

Emergency Declarations & Orders

Examples of local emergency declarations and orders from Florida’s cities regarding COVID-19 

COVID-19 Ordinances & Policies

Examples of local ordinances and policies from Florida’s cities regarding COVID-19 

Executive Order Example - COVID-19

Example of an emergency executive order from a Florida city related to COVID-19  

Executive Order Example -Tropical Storm

Example of an emergency executive order from a Florida city related to a Tropical Storm 

Template - Local Emergency Executive Order

This document can be used as a template for issuing an emergency executive order.

Template - Local Emergency Executive Order Extension

This document can be used as a template for extending an emergency executive order.

Template - Local Emergency Executive Order Cancellation

This document can be used as a template for cancelling an emergency executive order. 

Mutual Aid Agreements (Examples)

Example - Local Law Enforcement Mutual Aid

Agreement between the City of Temple Terrace and the University of South Florida.

Example - Local Law Enforcement Mutual Aid

Agreement between the City of Temple Terrace and the City of Plant City.

Example - Local Law Enforcement Mutual Aid

Agreement between the City of Temple Terrace and the City of Tampa.

Example - Local Law Enforcement Mutual Aid

Agreement between the City of Temple Terrace and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. 

National Incident Management System (NIMS) – Guideline for Mutual Aid

Overview of types of mutual aid agreements, key elements of mutual aid agreements and operational plans.

Florida Division of Emergency Management Mutual Aid Branch Standard Operating Guide

Provides insight into Florida’s existing Mutual Aid Programs.

National Incident Management Systems Outline & Guiding Principles

Overview of the NIMS guiding principles, framework and incident coordination structure.

Florida State Agency Key Contacts 

Statewide Executive Orders