DEO Emergency Website

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity joins the Florida Division of Emergency Management in reminding all Floridians to prepare for hurricane season, which began June 1 and ends November 30. All Floridians should take the opportunity to review family and business emergency plans and restock disaster supply kits.  If you are creating your first disaster plan and supply kit, use the information and tips at for help.

West Central Florida Flooding 2015

In response to the “West Central Florida Flooding 2015 Event” and the issuance of Governor’s Executive Order 15-158, the State Emergency Response Team through its Emergency Support Function-18, Business, Industry, and Economic Stabilization has activated the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (FLVBEOC) to assist in assessing the impact that local businesses have experienced from the flooding. Affected businesses are being asked to complete a Business Damage Assessment Survey that can be obtained at: . The survey results will be shared among various state and local agencies to expedite implementation of appropriate disaster relief programs for affected businesses. 

Your assistance is kindly requested in sharing this announcement with businesses, business support organizations, and your affiliated organizations in Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Taylor Counties. 

Thanks in advance for your assistance and support. 

Larry J. McIntyre
Emergency Coordination Officer: DEO/ESF 18


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