Emergency Management Department

Pinellas County Emergency Management partners with the whole community to prepare for disasters, plan emergency response and work toward recovery for all of Pinellas County.

Quick Facts

Hurricane Guide

The Pinellas County Hurricane Guide comes in three languages, English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Special Needs

Emergency Management, with the help of partners, runs the Special Needs Evacuation Assistance Program to provide transportation and sheltering for residents with medical, functional or special transportation needs during an emergency . Visit here for more information.

Know Your Zone

Over half of the County’s population lives in an evacuation zone. Look up your evacuation zone at kyz.pinellas.gov.


Alert Pinellas

Nearly 700 notifications were sent last year through Alert Pinellas for evacuations, severe weather, tornadoes, water service outages and more. Over 67,000 people are signed up for this free service. Sign for Alert Pinellas today.

Volunteers in Pinellas

Over 4,000 people learned about disaster preparedness at public education and outreach events last year with the help of volunteer EMbassadors. Go here to get involved.


Emergency notifications take many forms. Through the Billboard Emergency Alert System, we have 12 partners that broadcast alerts on electronic signs at their businesses, houses of worship and community centers. Become a B.E.A.S. partner today.

Information & Resources

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Ready-Set-Protect Webinar Series

In the 2023 Ready-Set-Protect Webinar Series, Pinellas County Emergency Management and affiliated community partners discuss preparation, evacuation zones, emergency shelter options, special needs, and insurance considerations, providing information and resources to assist the community in best preparing for hurricane season.

Preparedness webinars in the series are focused on:

  • Mobile Home Communities
  • General Preparedness
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Businesses

See the Stay Informed page for more information on webinars and events.