Hillsborough County Warnings, Reminders, and Updates
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2022) - Hillsborough County offices and facilities will remain closed through Thursday, Sept. 29, to allow staff to focus on the emergency response to Hurricane Ian. The closure includes all County libraries, parks, preserves, and recreation centers. All County public meetings have also been cancelled.
As the storm approaches, County officials are reminding residents to have enough prescriptions on hand in the event pharmacies are temporarily unavailable. Under a State of Emergency, Floridians are permitted to receive early prescription refills regardless of typical limits.
The County provides special-needs shelters for residents whose medical condition may require the use of electrical equipment, oxygen, or dialysis, and for individuals with physical, cognitive, or medical conditions that may require assistance from medical professionals.
Residents are reminded to beware of price gouging on essential commodities needed to prepare for Hurricane Ian. Florida's price-gouging law prohibits excessive increases in the price of essential commodities, such as food, water, hotel rooms, ice, gasoline, lumber, equipment, and storm-related services. Residents can report suspected price gouging to the Florida Attorney General's Office.
All tolls are suspended on the Selmon Expressway, Veterans Expressway, and 1-4 Connector until further notice to assist people who are evacuating from Hurricane Ian.
No Solid Waste Collections on Sept. 28 and 29
Hillsborough County Solid Waste will continue normal operations on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Solid Waste facilities will remain open. Solid Waste will suspend all curbside garbage, recycling, and yard waste collections on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29 and all Solid Waste Facilities will also be closed those days.
Get Connected. Stay Alert.
For more information on Hillsborough County's response to Hurricane Ian, visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor for updates.
Residents without digital access are encouraged to call 833-HCSTORM or 833-427-8676, the County's storm information line, for information on Hurricane Ian or visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe.