Be prepared and to stay informed. Below are some useful links:

Charlotte County Emergency Management 
Charlotte County Facebook Page
State of Florida: The Essential Guide to Hurricane Preparedness
Sun Sentinel: Hurricane Guide
Find open/stocked gas stations: Gas Buddy App
Florida 511: Real-Time Traffic Information
Charlotte Sun Facebook Page

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Post-hurricane cleanup: verify contractor licenses online at myfloridalicense.com or by calling 850.487.1395 before hiring.