Hurricane Recovery Resources

Resources related to forestry-related and general recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael will continue to be added to this page as they become available.

Important Links

Contact information for Master Loggers, Consulting Foresters and Timber Dealers by County for forestland owners

Information Alert: Truck Weights Lifted for Hurricane-Impacted Areas

Hurricane Michael Initial Timber Damage Estimate Package (Florida Forest Service)

Assessment and Management of Hurricane Damaged Timberland (UF/IFAS)

 Timber Casualty Loss Information

Florida Forest Service County Burn Bans, including prescribed burns (Bay, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf and Liberty): Map, Press Release with Safety Tips for Burning Hurricane Debris and Yard Waste, and Informational Graphic.
Please call your county forester for more information.

Post-Hurricane Guide to Managing Invasive Tree Pests (Florida Forest Service)

Price Gouging Information  (Office of the Attorney General)
Hotline 1-866-966-7226

IRS Help for Victims of Hurricane Michael

How to Hire a Tree Service for home owners (UF/IFAS)

Map of Points of Distribution (POD) Centers across the Panhandle for those who want to deliver supplies to affected areas (Division of Emergency Management)

List of POD Centers and Other Emergency Information (Division of Emergency Management)


Frequently Asked Questions

Wet Deck Installation Permitting Procedure

What permits do I need to install a wet deck for staging timber downed by the hurricane?

The Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) knows the clock is ticking for salvaging downed timber, so they have agreed to a quick process. To install a wet deck storage area, simply call the NWFWMD at 800.913.1518 or 850.539.5999 to notify them of your intentions. You should be told to begin work on it and they will follow up at a later date with the necessary permits. If you have any questions, please call Alan Shelby at the Association office at 850.222.5646.