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Free sandbags are a popular deterrent when floodwaters threaten, and Hillsborough County now has six machines to make the job easier. After residents and County workers used shovels to fill 370,000 bags during Hurricane Irma in September 2017, the Board of County Commissioners approved purchasing...
You may have noticed tall signs in your neighborhood warning you about storm surge. Those aren't real, right? Wrong. Storm surge is what happens when water from the ocean is pushed to shore by weather like tropical storms or hurricanes. During hurricane season, storm surge is one of the primary...
Though they are often mistaken for each other, Flood Zones and Evacuation Zones are two very different things that measure very different conditions. So what's the difference? And when do you use them? Here is what you need to know: Evacuation Zones These are the areas that officials may order...
They improve your home's appearance, enhance its value, shelter wildlife, and provide protection in a storm. Trees. It's important to think about them, especially with the approach of hurricane season. Here are steps that Hillsborough County residents and business owners can take now to ensure...
Some trees that provide shade on hot days, help clean the air, and enhance the curb appeal of residential landscapes can be trouble when tropical winds blow our way. Conversely, a healthy stand of the right kind of trees, growing in well-drained soil and with unrestrained roots, can resist powerful...
With tropical weather swirling in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, it’s time to review your plan in case a big storm heads this way. Hurricanes are most likely to occur from mid-August through mid-September, with the season peaking on Sept. 10. Officially, the season runs from June 1...
Hurricane season spawns lots of myths and disinformation. Here are eight of them: Myth: Placing tape on windows helps prevent glass from breaking in high winds. Fact: If anything, tape holds together large chunks of glass that are more dangerous than small shards. Forget tape. Install shutters,...
April and May are two of the driest months of the year in Hillsborough County. Spring marks the end of Florida's annual dry season, with average rainfall of only about two inches in both April and May, according to U.S. climate data. Average high temperatures, meanwhile, move into the 80s. Summer...
Ideal Candidate Profile The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking a proactive, dynamic, seasoned professional to lead the Stormwater Services Section of the Technical Services Division. The ideal candidate is a problem solver, collaborator, and has strong communication skills. The...
The 2018 hurricane season ended Nov. 30. But this is no time to stand down. Hillsborough County Emergency Management encourages residents to take steps now to ensure their home is as ready as possible for the next round of severe tropical weather. Hurricane Michael, which caused major damage to...