FDOT Emergency Management provides expertise, programs, and services to help the department prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against natural disasters and other emergencies affecting the agency and Florida's intermodal transportation systems. FDOT EM also provides the agency and its local, state, and federal partners with situational awareness twenty-four hours a day.
Contributing to the vital few — to improve safety, enhance mobility, inspire innovation, and foster talent — FDOT EM is a critical element of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) and is the lead agency for two SERT emergency support functions: ESF 1 transportation and ESF 3 public works and engineering.
Severe Weather Awareness
Florida experiences a wide range of weather phenomenon throughout the year. While many people may know Florida for hurricanes and lightning, there are many other situations for which you and your family must prepare.
Emergency Shoulder Use plans updated May 2022
ESU is Florida's innovative strategy to increase traffic capacity during major hurricane evacuations using existing paved shoulders.
Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1–November 30
Regardless of any seasonal predictions, it only takes one storm to cause a disaster in your area. Are you ready? Get a plan today!
Know Your Zone
Do you know if you live in a FEMA flood or storm surge evacuation zone?