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: https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/public-safety Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan: https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/public-safety/emergency-management/comprehensive-emergency-management-plan 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: https://www.hernandocounty.us/departments/departments-a-e/emergency-management Hernando County Schools: https://www.hernandoschools.org/
Sarasota County Emergency Services
Phone Number: (941) 861-6000
Sarasota County Schools: http://www.sarasotacountyschools.net/
Manatee County Emergency Management
Phone Number: (941) 748-4501
Manatee County Schools: https://www.manateeschools.net/manateeschools
Polk County Emergency Management
Phone Number: (863) 534-5600
Polk County Schools: https://polkschoolsfl.com/
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 https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/survival-kit-supplies.html.
- 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.
State Of Florida Emergency Management: https://www.floridadisaster.org/
State of Florida Evacuation Plan: http://floridadisaster.org/publicmapping/
State of Florida Assistance Information: https://floridadisaster.org/planprepare/information-line/
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
FEMA Florida: http://www.fema.gov/states/florida
FEMA contact info: http://www.fema.gov/contact-us
Salvation Army of Florida: https://salvationarmyflorida.org/
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