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Pinellas

As of Thursday night, no evacuations had been ordered and no shelters had been opened. But in the event of developments overnight, the Times is listing the designated shelters in the counties where we circulate. The opening of these shelters on a countywide basis as part of this plan will normally occur only as a hurricane approaches. For public shelter needs resulting from tropical storms, localized high tides or freshwater flooding, selected shelter openings will be announced by local emergency personnel and media.

  • 1. First United Methodist Church, 545 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs (500 spaces)
  • 2. East Lake High School, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive, East Lake (2,500)
  • 3. Carwise Middle School, 3301 Bentley Drive, Palm Harbor (1,860)
  • 4. Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor (1,800)
  • 5. Safety Harbor Middle School, 125 Seventh St. N, Safety Harbor (5,000)
  • 6. Countryside High School, 3000 SR 580, Clearwater (500)
  • 7. Kennedy Middle School, 1660 Palmetto St., Clearwater (1,300)
  • 8. Eisenhower Elementary School, 2800 Drew St., Clearwater (2,055)
  • 9. Largo High School, 410 S Missouri Ave., Largo (1,370)
  • 10. Largo Middle School, 115 Eighth Ave. SE, Largo (3,500)
  • 11. Seminole Middle School, 8701 131st St. N, Seminole (2,600)
  • 12. Bauder Elementary School, 12755 86th Ave. N, Seminole (1,340)
  • 13. Bardmoor Elementary School, 8900 Greenbriar Road, Seminole (1,540)
  • 14. Pinellas Park High School, 6305 118th Ave. N, Pinellas Park (3,000)
  • 15. Sexton Elementary School, 1997 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg (1,360)
  • 16. Northside Baptist Church, 6000 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg (1,325)
  • 17. St. Petersburg High School, 2501 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg (560)
  • 18. John Hopkins Middle School, 701 16th St. S, St. Petersburg (4,800)

    Phone numbers

    Emergency information for evacuation and warning: If you need help locating your evacuation zone, route or shelter before a hurricane threatens, call:

  • Pinellas County Emergency Management: 464-3800
  • TDD communications (for the hearing-impaired): 464-4431
  • During an evacuation, the county will have special numbers residents can call. For information, call:
  • Citizen's Information Center: 464-4333
  • Remember, these numbers will work only during a hurricane.
  • Other agencies:
  • Red Cross, North Pinellas chapter: 446-2358
  • Red Cross, South Pinellas chapter: 898-3111
  • Emergency Management Office (for advance registration and need assment of homebound and special-needs residents. Officials will interview residents over the phone to assess their needs): 464-3800
  • To check your evacuation zone, call 453-3150.Radio and television

    As a hurricane approaches, radio and television stations will be important sources of emergency information. The Emergency Broadcast System has designated WSJT-FM 94.1 as the primary disaster information channel for the Tampa Bay area, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Manatee counties. Most other radio and television stations will be broadcasting the same emergency information. Pinellas County officials have designated WSUN-AM 620 as the primary station for county emergency information. In the Tampa Bay area, the National Weather Service will broadcast regularly updated information on its special FM high-band frequency of 162.55 megahertz.

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    Hillsborough shelters

    As of Thursday night, no evacuations had been ordered and no shelters had been opened. But in the event of developments overnight, the Times is listing the designated shelters in the counties where we circulate. The opening of these shelters on a countywide basis as part of this plan will normally occur only as a hurricane approaches. For public shelter needs resulting from tropical storms, localized high tides or freshwater flooding, selected shelter openings will be announced by local emergency personnel and media.

    Public shelters are open to all residents and are wheelchair-accessible. But shelters provide an austere living environment. If you can make other arrangements, is is recommended you do so.

  • Schwarzkopf Elementary, 1833 Calusa Trace Blvd., Lutz
  • Orange Grove Magnet, 3415 N 16th St.
  • Gaither High School, 16200 N Dale Mabry
  • Twin Lakes Elementary, 8501 N Habana Ave.
  • Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway
  • Bloomingdale High School, 1700 E Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico
  • Hillsborough Community College, 1206 N Park Road, Plant City
  • University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave.
  • Memorial Middle School, 4701 N Central Ave.
  • Wharton High School, 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
  • Lockhart Elementary School, 1724 E Lake Ave.
  • Randall Middle School, 16510 Fish Hawk Blvd., Lithia
  • Walker Middle School, 8282 N Mobley Road
  • Benito Middle School, 10101 Cross Creek Blvd.
  • Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road, Riverview
  • Essrig Elementary School, 13031 Lynn Road
  • Burnett Middle School, 1010 N Kingsway, Seffner
  • Cypress Creek Elementary School, 4040 19th Ave. NE, Ruskin
  • Bevis Elementary School, 5720 Osprey Ridge Blvd. Lithia
  • Pride Elentary School, 18241 Kinnan St.
  • McDonald Elementary School, 501 W Pruett Road, Seffner
  • Durant High School, 4748 Cougar Path, Plant City
  • Plant City High School, 1 Raider Place, Plant City
  • Church of Jesus Christ LDS, 8020 N Gunn Highway
  • Good Samaritan Mission, 14920 Balm Wimauma Road, Wimauma

    Phone numbers to know

  • Emergency Planning Operations: 272-6900
  • TDD communications for the hearing-impaired: 276-2395
  • Emergency Management Office: (813) 272-6900
  • American Red Cross (Tampa branch office): 251-0921

    Radio and television

    If a hurricane threatens the area, radio and television stations will be important sources for emergency information. Tune to your local stations. In the Tampa Bay area, the National Weather Service will broadcast regularly updated information on its special FM high-band frequency of 162.55 megahertz.

    Local storm shelters

    As of Thursday night, no evacuations had been ordered and no shelters had been opened. But in the event of developments overnight, the Times is listing the designated shelters in the counties where we circulate. The opening of these shelters on a countywide basis as part of this plan will normally occur only as a hurricane approaches. For public shelter needs resulting from tropical storms, localized high tides or freshwater flooding, selected shelter openings will be announced by local emergency personnel and media.

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    Citrus shelters

    Residents with questions about which shelter to go to should call the Emergency Management Center at 726-4488 or 746-6555.

    Other citizen information lines: 527-2106 or 746-5470.

  • 1. Citrus Springs Elementary School, 3570 W Century Blvd.
  • 2. Rock Crusher Elementary School, 100 Rock Crusher Road
  • 3. Lecanto Complex, 3790 W Education Path
  • 4. Hernando Elementary School, 2353 N Croft Road
  • 5. Pleasant Grove Elementary School, 630 Pleasant Grove Road
  • 6. Inverness Middle School, 1950 U.S. 41 N
  • 7. Citrus High School, 600 W Highland Blvd.
  • 8. Inverness Elementary School, 206 S Line St.
  • 9. Withlacoochee Technical Educational, 1201 W Main St.
  • 10. Floral City Elementary School, Marvin Street and Old Floral City Road
  • 11. Citrus Springs Middle School, 150 W Citrus Springs Blvd.
  • 12. Forest Ridge Elementary School, 2927 N Forest Ridge Blvd., Hernando

    Hernando shelters

    Emergency shelters (listed in order of opening)

  • 1. West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville
  • 2. Deltona Elementary, 2055 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill
  • 3. Brooksville Elementary, 855 N Broad St., Brooksville
  • 4. Fox Chapel Middle School, 9412 Fox Chapel Lane, Spring Hill
  • 5. Moton Elementary, 7175 Emerson Road, Brooksville
  • 6. Chocachatti Elementary, 4135 California St., Spring Hill
  • 7. Hernando High School, 200 E Kelly St., Brooksville
  • 8. Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill

    Phone numbers

  • Emergency Management Office at 754-4083.
  • Sheriff's Office: 754-6850
  • Brooksville Police: 754-6800
  • Brooksville Fire Department: 544-5445
  • Spring Hill Fire & Rescue: 688-5030Northwest Hernando Fire District: 592-5618
  • East Hernando Fire District: 540-4350
  • American Red Cross (Florida's Coast to Coast chapter): 564-8455Radio and television

    If a hurricane threatens the area, radio and television stations will be important sources for emergency information. Tune to your local stations. The Hernando County Emergency Management Office will broadcast its latest announcements on Time Warner Cable Ch. 14, Ch. 19 and WWJB-AM 1450.

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    Pasco shelters

  • 1. River Ridge Middle/High School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey (1,046 spaces)*
  • 2. Pine View Middle School, 5334 Parkway Blvd, Land O'Lakes (173 spaces)
  • 3. Thomas Weightman Middle School, 30649 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel (667 spaces)*
  • 4. Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel (3,230 spaces)
  • 5. Saint Leo University, 33701 SR 52, Saint Leo (704 spaces)
  • 6. Seven Springs Middle School, 2441 Little Road., New Port Richey (1,046 spaces)
  • 7. Chasco Elementary School, 7702 Ridge Road, New Port Richey (500 spaces)

    Phone numbers

  • Pasco County Office of Emergency Management:
  • New Port Richey (727) 847-8137
  • Land O'Lakes (813) 996-7341
  • Dade City (352) 521-5137
  • TDD (727) 847-8949
  • Resident Information Center: (727) 847-8959American Red Cross: Pasco chapter (727) 849-7794

    Radio and television

    If a hurricane threatens the area, radio and television stations will be important sources for emergency information. Tune to your local stations. In the Tampa Bay area, the National Weather Service will broadcast regularly updated information on its special FM high-band frequency of 162.55 megahertz.

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