Posted September 27, 2022 | 11:03 AM

County Issues Mandatory Evacuation for Zone B Ahead of Hurricane Ian, Sandbag locations at capacity

Hurricane Ian Update No. 11

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2022) - Hillsborough County has issued a mandatory evacuation for Evacuation Zone B starting at 12 p.m. today ahead of Hurricane Ian. All residents in Zone A, Zone B, those in mobile or manufactured homes, and those in low-lying areas prone to flooding must be evacuated by 9 p.m. tonight.

Sandbags Locations at Capacity

All sandbag locations are at capacity. Residents who are not currently in a line waiting for sandbags are asked not to drive to a site.

HART Providing Service in Mandatory Evacuation Zones A and B

The Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART) will operate fare-free in zones with mandatory evacuations until 9 p.m. For more information, visit or call HART Customer Service at (813) 254-4278.

Get Connected. Stay Alert.

For more information on Hillsborough County's response to Hurricane Ian, visit 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-HC STORM or 833-427-8676, the County's storm information line, for information on Hurricane Ian or visit


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