Emergency Operations

Emergency Operations Hurricane Heading Towards State of Florida


The Eustis Emergency Operations Center is activated upon the declaration of emergency by the Eustis City Commission. This action follows the State and County's declaration.

During this period, the City Manager is given control by the City Commission for a limited period of time as stated in the declaration of emergency. City employees and equipment are strategically placed in key locations in the city to protect the lives and property of the citizens.

Lake County Emergency Management is the agency responsible for opening public shelters throughout the county. Residents may call the following number to determine the existence and location of emergency shelters and to obtain other storm, safety, and weather information:

2. Lake County Emergency Management:

(352) 343-9420

Citizens' Information Line (activated only during emergencies):
(352) 253-9999

Storm emergencies throughout Lake County may be reported to the Lake County Sheriff's office at (352) 343-2101.

In the event of a hurricane or severe storm events, residents of the City of Eustis may call the 24-hour public safety dispatch number to report public safety damages (downed trees, electrical wires, etc.) and to receive information regarding the opening of county-operated emergency shelters within the city.

Public Safety Dispatch: (352) 357-4121

3. Hotlines: 

  • Army Corps of Engineers (provides tarps for damaged homes): 1-888-766-3259
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Registration: 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585
  • State of Florida Emergency Information 24-hour hotline (FEIL): 1-800-342-3557
  • State Volunteer and Donations Hotline: 1-800-FL-HELP1 (1-800-354-3571)
  • Elder Affairs: 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)
  • Department of Financial Services Insurance Claim Hotline: 1-800-22-STORM (1-800-227-8676)
  • Attorney General's Price Gouging Hotline: 1-800-646-0444
  • Agricultural and Consumer Services Price Gouging Hotline: 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352)
  • Agency for Workforce Innovation Unemployment Claims Emergency Internet Site or Call 1-800-204-2418
  • Salvation Army Donation Helpline: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • American Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669