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Posted: August 31, 2016

Emergency Information

Below is the local information and resources you will need in the wake of an emergency:

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Emergency Management

Phone Number: (813) 272-5900

Website: http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/emergency/

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan: http://hillsboroughcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/16617

Hurricane Preparedness Guide (Find shelters, transportation guides, etc.): http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?NID=660

Hillsborough County Schools: http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us

Pinellas County

Pinellas County Emergency Management

Phone Number: (727) 464-3800

Website: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/bulletin.htm

Pinellas County Citizens Information Center

Phone Number: (727) 464-4333, call (727) 464-3075 for general questions

Pinellas County Schools: http://www.pcsb.org/


Pasco County

Pasco County Emergency Management

Phone Number: (727) 847-8137

Website: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/Index.aspx?NID=365

Pasco County Schools: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/


Hernando County

Hernando County Emergency Management

Phone Number: (352) 754-4083

Website: http://www.hernandosheriff.org/em/

Hernando County Schools: http://www.edline.net/pages/Hernando_County_School_Board

 

Sarasota County

Sarasota County Emergency Management

Phone Number: (941) 861-6000 

Website: https://www.scgov.net/AllHazards/Pages/Emergency-Management.aspx

Sarasota County Schools: http://www.sarasotacountyschools.net/

 

Manatee County

Manatee County Emergency Management

Phone Number: (941) 748-4501

Website: http://www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/public-safety/emergency-management.html

Manatee County Schools: http://www.manateeschools.net/pages/SDMC

 

Polk County

Polk County Emergency Management

Phone Number: (863) 534-5600

Website: http://www.polk-county.net/boccsite/Departments/Emergency-Management/

Polk County Schools: http://www.polk-fl.net/

 

Information and resources from The American Red Cross

How to become Red Cross Ready

     
  • The Red Cross recommends that people take these three steps: (1) build a disaster kit; (2) come up with an emergency plan; and (3) be informed about how local authorities will notify you during a disaster, whether through local media or NOAA Weather Radio stations or channels.
  • An emergency kit should contain supplies for about three days, to include a gallon of water per person per day, non-perishable food, a flashlight and extra batteries, a first aid kit, medications and copies of important documents. Other recommended items are available at redcross.org/kit.
  • Talk with members of your household and create an evacuation plan. Remember family members with special medical needs, and plan how you will care for your pets.

Another good way to stay informed is by downloading the FREE Red Cross Emergency App

     
  • The Red Cross Emergency App features real time emergency alerts and information about how to prepare for a hurricanes and other disasters.
  • The app also includes recommendations for supplies, a tool to make your emergency plan, first aid information and a ‘Family Safe’ feature to help connect with loved ones.
  • The Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross, text GETEMERGENCY to 90999 or go to redcross.org/apps.

 

Other Resources

State Of Florida Emergency Management: http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp

State of Florida Evacuation Routes and Zone Maps: http://floridadisaster.org/publicmapping/

State of Florida Emergency Management FAQ: http://floridadisaster.org/faqs.htm

Florida Department Of Insurance Hurricane Season Resources: http://www.floir.com/Office/HurricaneSeason/hurricaneresourcepage.aspx

American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter: Disaster Services 24-hour phone number: 1-877-741-1444

Website: http://www.redcross.org/local/florida/central-florida/chapters/tampa-bay

FEMA Florida: http://www.fema.gov/states/florida

FEMA contact info: http://www.fema.gov/contact-us

11/14/17 FEMA Application Deadline Extended - get all information here.

Salvation Army of Tampa Bay: http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/tampabay/

Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay phone number: (813) 875-5771

Website: http://www.bgctampa.org/

Duke Energy Outage Maps: https://www.progress-energy.com/#Florida

TECO Outage Maps: http://www.tampaelectric.com/residential/outages/outagemap/index.cfm?link=carousel&source=hp&q=tampa+electric


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