Preparing For a Hurricane/Storm

  • Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. has a website jam-packed with useful information, especially if you or your relatives have special needs.
  • Sign up for Alert T.I.
  • Have disaster supplies on hand. Make an Emergency Kit full of items you need to survive for seven days. Consider the items you use on a daily basis and which ones you may need to add to your kit.
  • Select a safe haven now. You might choose a hotel or motel or the home of a friend or relative in a safe location. As a last resort, go to a shelter.
  • Make arrangements for pets. Pets are not allowed into most emergency shelters.
  • Develop an emergency communication plan. In case family members are separated from one another during a disaster, have a plan for getting back together. Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the "family contact."
  • Obtain a barrier island Re-entry Permit. Once a mandatory evacuation order has been lifted, Emergency Access Permits will be required to re-enter an evacuated area. 
  • Collect and safeguard critical financial, medical, educational and legal documents and records. 

Complete a Written Plan 

Disaster Supply Checklist

Pinellas County Evacuation Zones GFX

Get an Insurance Checkup

Help Your Neighbors Prepare