Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Management Hotline Number

(352) 401-8181

Although facilities may be forced to close during hurricanes or other disasters, it is the goal of the Fifth Judicial Circuit to ensure that no person is deprived of access to the courts in the aftermath of an emergency event.

Issues of personal safety, due process, and many other matters addressed each day in the courts will still need to be addressed in the immediate aftermath of an emergency. If courthouses in the Fifth Judicial Circuit are forced to close because of a disaster, this page will be updated with explanations of how various court functions will be handled. The updates will continue as long as conditions allow or until the emergency is over.   Additionally, updates will be posted on our emergency management hotline.   The Court(s) Emergency Hotline Number was established to assist in keeping the general public informed on the court(s) status in the event of an emergency or a pending emergency. The Emergency hotline is a recorded message that is updated frequently during times of emergency.

For more information on emergency preparedness efforts in the Fifth Judicial Circuit, email the Emergency Operations Team.

Below are local counties, Emergency Management Links & Contact Information:

Citrus County Emergency Management
(352) 746-6555

Hernando County Emergency Management
(352) 754-4083

Lake County Emergency Management
(352) 343-9420

Marion County Emergency Management
(352) 368-8100

Sumter County Emergency Management
(352) 569-1660

 

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER WEBSITE

TORNADO SAFETY RULES