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Questions? Call DeSoto County Emergency Management Information Hotline at 863-993-4831

NON-Emergency Rescues

If you need help out of your home due to flooding or rising waters, CALL 863-993-4831.  The EOC call center will add you to the list of rescues.

For all emergencies call 911.

Want to Volunteer?

Want to Volunteer? This is the resource to match your skills with someone’s needs.
Go to:

This website will:
–Filter volunteer opportunities by searching keywords, locations, interest areas, time availability, populations served, and more.
–You can…Browse at any time, but create a volunteer account to sign up for posted volunteer opportunities.
–Manage your profile and service history with a volunteer account, to include verified hours served, past and upcoming projects, and more.

Looking to donate?

The following locations are accepting donations to distribute to the community.  For large bulk items and semi-loads call 863-993-4831.

FRAUD Alerts


We know that many people are worried about family members and friends who now cannot be reached in DeSoto County from Hurricane Ian.

The major reason for not being able to reach people is the lack of communication capability as many areas are without internet or cell/phone service. Crews are working on getting these services back online as quickly as possible.

Search and rescue teams have been going door-to-door in the hardest hit areas. Public safety and the Sherrif’s Department personnel have helped break through the debris and assist in the search.

If you are worried about a family or friend please call 863-993-4700.


  1. Nocatee Elementary School
  2. Save-a-Lot

Ice, food, water, and tarps are available until supplies last.


DMS – The Shelter for the General Population has been moved to the DeSoto Middle School as of 10/5/22.

SFSC – Special Needs Shelter