South Pinellas County shelters and emergency information
By Times Staff
Published May 29, 2005
Shelter openings will vary with each emergency - depending on the size, intensity and duration of the event. Stay tuned to local media for a listing of which shelters will be opened. Do NOT go to shelter until local officials announce that the shelter is open.
14. Pinellas Park High School , 6305 118th Ave. N, Pinellas Park
17. Sexton Elementary School , 1997 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg
18. Northside Baptist Church , 6000 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg
19. St. Petersburg High School , 2501 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg
21. Bauder Elementary School , 12755 86th Ave. N, Seminole
22. Bardmoor Elementary School , 8900 Greenbrier Road, Seminole
23. Meadowlawn Middle School , 5900 16th St. N, St. Petersburg
24. Marshall Middle School , 3901 22nd Ave. S, St. PetersburgSpecial needs units only
16. Seminole Middle School , 8701 131st St. N, Seminole
20. John Hopkins Middle School , 701 16th St. S, St. PetersburgThe evacuation plan
The colored areas on this map are vulnerable to storm surge. Storm surge is saltwater flooding that rushes over coastal areas - near where the eye of the hurricane strikes - destroying homes and businesses in its path. Most hurricane-related deaths are caused by drowning.
Hurricanes are categorized on a scale of 1 to 5, depending on the strength of the winds. Storm surge can reach 5 or 6 feet above sea level in a Category 1 hurricane to more than 25 feet above sea level in a Category 5 hurricane. Depending on the track and strength of a threatening hurricane, local officials may order one of five evacuation levels. These levels correspond to the storm surge flooding that is likely to occur from the five categories of hurricanes.
If you live in an area ordered to evacuate, or if you live in a mobile home, manufactured home or RV, gather your emergency supplies, secure your home and leave immediately. Failure to obey an evacuation order is a violation of Florida law.
Emergency phone numbers
Pinellas County Emergency Management
Voice (727) 464-3800
Fax (727) 464-4024
TDD (727) 464-4431
St. Petersburg residents with questions should contact (727) 893-7683
Citizen Information Line (operational only during an actual disaster) (727) 464-4333American Red Cross, Tampa Bay Chapter
North Pinellas (727) 446-2358
South Pinellas (727) 898-3111
DO NOT CALL 911 FOR HURRICANE INFORMATION. THE 911 LINE IS RESERVED FOR LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES ONLY.
For information before, during and after a storm: listen to Pinellas County AM Radio Station WEOC-940Evacuation levels
Level A - Evacuate purple areas and all manufactured home residents.
Level B - Evacuate purple and blue areas and all manufactured home residents.
Level C - Evacuate purple, blue and green areas and all manufactured home residents.
Level D - Evacuate purple, blue, green and yellow areas and all manufactured home residents.
Level E - Evacuate purple, blue, green, yellow and orange areas and all manufactured home residents.HELP DETERMINING YOUR ZONE?
Go online to www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/default.htm then click on Evacuation Level Lookup listed under Resources on the left. Fill in your address and your evacuation zone will come up. Or you can call Pinellas County Emergency Management at 727 464-3800 BEFORE A STORM THREATENS!