Posted November 9, 2022 | 10:20 AM

Hillsborough County Declares Local State of Emergency

Tropical Storm Nicole Update No. 1

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2022) - Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise today signed an executive order declaring a local state of emergency under authority granted by the County's Emergency Management Ordinance and the Board of County Commissioners. 

The order is in effect through Nov. 15. A local state of emergency can be in effect for only seven days, unless rescinded or extended. The emergency declaration gives the County Administrator and emergency managers the ability to quickly take certain actions to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community, and provides a path for federal reimbursement of certain expenses.

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Residents without digital access are encouraged to call (813) 272-5900, the County's main information line, or visit  


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