Emergency Information

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In the case of a large-scale emergency in Pinellas County, this page will be updated on an ongoing basis.

In the case of a fire, police or medical emergency, call 9-1-1

Sandbags & Flood Barriers

Prepare for hurricane season by getting flood barriers or sandbags pre-season if you are in a low-lying area. Pinellas County cannot guarantee the availability of sandbags immediately before a storm. Sandbag distribution sites typically end up with long lines before a storm, keeping residents tied up in traffic lines and away from other important preparedness work. You can get sandbags in a lower-stress setting BEFORE hurricane season. Learn more

Look Up Your Evacuation Zone

Evacuation zones are based on storm surge. Know your risk from storm surge and check your evacuation zone.

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Download the Ready Pinellas emergency planning app on the Apple App Store or Google Play. The updated version is available in English and Spanish. Apple users will receive an automatic update. Android users can update the app in Google Play.

Be Prepared 

Public Evacuation Shelters

Evacuation Orders: None

Public Shelters: Closed

County Information Center: Closed

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News & Events 

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During emergencies, updates will be posted on our X (formerly Twitter) feed: @PinellasGov