What to do After a Hurricane/Storm

No two evacuation or re-entry processes will be alike, and it is difficult to predict a timeframe when re-entry will occur. Treasure Island city officials are aware that everyone will be anxious to return to their homes as soon as possible, but two things must occur before residents and property owners are allowed re-entry:

  • Damage Assessment Teams must complete evaluation reports so Treasure Island will be eligible for federal disaster assistance (this could take several hours or days depending on the severity of the storm.)
  • A relative amount of safety must be established (roads and debris need to be cleared for safe passage.)
  • To report power outages, click HERE.
  • Do not enter damaged buildings until they are inspected by qualified professionals.
  • Do not remove heavy debris by yourself. Wear gloves and sturdy, thick-soled shoes to protect your hands and feet.
  • Do not drink tap water unless authorities say it is safe.
  • Never walk or drive on flooded roads or through floodwaters.
Re-entry may be restricted for a while even after damage is initially assessed and roads made passable. The public's understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated. The nature and severity of the storm and the level of damage in Treasure Island determine re-entry procedures. Re-entry and access may be allowed to temporarily secure and stabilize property, with no permanent repairs allowed at that time.