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: 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

Sarasota County Emergency Services

Phone Number: (941) 861-6000

Website: https://www.scgov.net/government/departments/emergency-services

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


Manatee County

Manatee County Emergency Management

Phone Number: (941) 748-4501

Website: https://www.mymanatee.org/departments/public_safety/emergency_management

Manatee County Schools: https://www.manateeschools.net/manateeschools


Polk County

Polk County Emergency Management

Phone Number: (863) 534-5600

Website: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management

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.


Other Resources

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

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

Salvation Army of Florida: https://salvationarmyflorida.org/

Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay:

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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