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People with Disabilities Face Challenges in Emergencies

June 16, 2021
Preparing for emergencies, coping with them, and recovering afterward are difficult for...
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Hillsborough Evacuation Zone Map

Evacuation Zones vs. Flood Zones

June 1, 2023
Announcement Due to significant changes in the evacuation map in 2022, your evacuation zone...
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Palms in the storm

Stay or Go? Evacuating During a Storm

May 29, 2021
When a storm is on its way to Hillsborough County, your family will have to decide whether to stay...
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Are you Ready?

May 5, 2021
With tropical weather swirling in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico, it’s...
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Evacuation kit

Pack Your Evacuation Kit

June 25, 2021
If emergency management directors call for an evacuation of your neighborhood, what do you...
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It's Never Too Early to Plan for Flooding

June 11, 2021
Flooding is the most costly and repetitive natural disaster affecting Hillsborough County. While...
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Portable Generators: Don'ts and Do's

June 1, 2023
If you lost power during Hurricane Ian, a portable generator can be your best mechanical...
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Hurricane Trees

Trees in Tropical Winds - Foes or Friends?

June 11, 2021
Some trees that provide shade on hot days, help clean the air, and enhance the curb appeal of...
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Pet-friendly shelter 2_NR

Pet-Friendly Shelters: True or False

April 15, 2019
When a disaster hits - whether natural or manmade - you should already have a plan in place for...
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Hurricane Preparedness for Mobile Homes

August 28, 2019
Families in mobile homes face the largest risk of damage and injury during a hurricane. Whether...
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Hurricane myths

Throw these 8 Hurricane Myths to the Wind

May 8, 2019
Hurricane season spawns lots of myths and disinformation. Here are eight of them: Myth: Placing...
Car on flooded street

Turn Around, Don't Drown

July 15, 2019
Driving a vehicle into a flooded area isn't just foolish and possibly illegal, it's potentially...