Latest storm/incident developments
- Pinellas County monitoring track of Potential Tropical Cyclone #9
- National Hurricane Center has placed Pinellas County in the five-day cone of uncertainty for the approach of Potential Tropical Cyclone #9.
- Regardless of the storm’s eventual track, high winds, rain, and flooding or storm surge may affect Pinellas County as early as this weekend. Please continue to monitor local weather sources for information on potential for and timing of any local impacts.
- The Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater testing site will suspend operations Thursday at 7 p.m. The site will not operate Friday or Saturday. Testing at the Mahaffey is anticipated to resume next week after the storm threat passes.
- Residents can visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/ for updated hours of operation.
- County Information Center is open for preparedness questions. Call 727-464-4333. Residents who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact the CIC via online chat at bit.ly/PinellasChat.
- County crews are preparing drainage systems and roadways for potential flooding.
- Web updates to be posted online at www.pinellascounty.org
Advice & Information for ResidentsLook up evacuation zone one of the following ways:
- Visit http://pinellascounty.org/knowyourzone
- Download the Ready Pinellas app
- Call 727-453-3150 land-line, enter 10-digit home phone number
Residents who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact the County Information Center via online chat at www.bit.ly/PinellasChat
- Sign up for Alert Pinellas at www.pinellascounty.org/alertpinellas
- Monitor local news media, National Weather Service, www.pinellascounty.org, Facebook @PinellasCountyNews and Twitter @PinellasCoNews
- Review tips and planning tools in the 2020 All Hazard Guide online at www.pinellascounty.org/emergency
Review disaster plans
- Please preregister for special needs shelters by calling (727) 464-3800 or go to the website at www.pinellascounty.org/specialneeds to download a form and get more information.
- ----Residents only need to register for special needs shelters once per season, so doing it now will help you for the rest of the year.
- Purchase necessary items to complete survival kit now
- Prepare your kit. Be sure to include face coverings, sanitizer and necessary hygiene supplies, and gather important papers.
- Review checklist online at www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/prepareahead.htm
- Sign up for pet shelters now by visiting www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/petpreparedness