In the wake of Hurricane Michael, it's important to know about the local resources and help available in Panama City. Find them all on our list of where to get help and supplies after Hurricane Michael.


The Weather Radio for Panama City is KGG67, and its frequency is at 162.550 MHz.

The American Red Cross

Red Cross Emergency Communications: 1(877)272-7337

  • ​This number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

American Red Cross Florida Central Panhandle Office: (850)763-6587

  • Call the local office for help with things such as available disaster shelters and making arrangements for pets as they aren't allowed in disaster shelters.


FEMA National Hotline: 1(800)621-3362 

Hotline for the speech and hearing-impaired: 1(800)462-7585

Both of these numbers are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Local Disaster Shelters

Rutherford High School

Merritt Brown Middle School

Northside Elementary School

Additional Information

In order to stay safe after the Hurricane, The Deptartment of Homeland Security recommends the following:

  • Listen to authorities for information and special instructions.
  • Be careful during clean-up. Wear protective clothing and work with someone else.
  • DO NOT touch electrical equipment if it's wet or if you're standing in water. If it's safe to do so, turn off electricity at the main breaker or fuse box to prevent electric shock.
  • Avoid wading in flood water, which can contain dangerous debris. Underground or downed power lines can also electrically-charge the water.
  • Save phone calls for emergencies. Phone systems are often down or busy after a disaster. Use text messages or social media to communicate with family and friends.
  • Document any property damage with photographs. Contact your insurance company for assistance regarding claims.

Lastly, list yourself in the Safe and Well List and search the list for family and friends so your loved ones know that you're OK.

Please stay safe during Hurricane Michael, and stay tuned in on news in Panama City by registering on 850area, your free guide to Florida's Panhandle.


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