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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tremendous damage and claiming
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Call (727) 453-3150 and enter your 10-digit home
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Look on your Pinellas County Utilities water bill
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           EVACUATION GUIDELINES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (mobile homes MUST always evacuate)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Potential Surge Heights (in feet)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Evacuate red areas and all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A   4’ to 8’
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                                                                                                                           St. Pete Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mobile homes
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B   8’ to 14’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Evacuate red and orange areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and all mobile homes
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C   14’ to 19’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Evacuate red, orange and yellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    areas and all mobile homes


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  D   19’ to 26’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Evacuate red, orange, yellow and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    green areas and all mobile homes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Evacuate red, orange, yellow,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E   26’ to 29’    green and purple areas and all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mobile homes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Areas shown in white are non-evacuation zones.
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   PINELLAS COUNTY EvACUATION ZONE MAP AND SHELTER LIST
                                                                                 flOOD ZONES AND EVACUATION ZONES DIffER
  Not every shelter will open for every evacuation.                              Flood zones and evacuation zones are different. They measure different
  Please check www.pinellascounty.org/emergency                                  conditions that may not occur at the same time.
      or call the Citizens Information Center at                                 Flood zones are areas mapped by FEMA for use in the National Flood Insurance
       (727) 464-4333 or TDD (727) 464-3075.                                     Program. Each flood zone designation, represented by a letter or letters, tells
                                                                                 homeowners exactly what the risk is for flooding at their property over a period
                      Tarpon Springs Middle School                               of years, regardless of the cause. By law, all homes in high-risk zones carrying a
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                      501 N. Florida Ave. • Tarpon Springs                       mortgage must be covered by flood insurance.
                      Brooker Creek Elementary School                            Evacuation zones, on the other hand, are based on hurricane storm surge zones
               2      3130 Forelock Road • Tarpon Springs
                                                                                 determined by the National Hurricane Center using ground elevation and the
                      East Lake High School                                      area’s vulnerability to storm surge from a hurricane. The evacuation zones are
               3      1300 Silver Eagle Drive • Tarpon Springs                   marked from A through E, plus non-evacuation zones.
                      Carwise Middle School
               4      3301 Bentley Drive • Palm Harbor
                                                                                 The flood zones and evacuation zones are determined by different methods and
                                                                                 have different purposes. A home may be located in a non-evacuation zone, yet
                      Palm Harbor University High School                         still be located in a flood zone because of a nearby stream or pond.
               5      1900 Omaha St. • Palm Harbor
NORTH COUNTY




                                                                                 Residents must check both zones.
                      Palm Harbor Middle School
               6      1800 Tampa Road • Palm Harbor                              An important thing to remember is that flood losses are not covered by
                      Dunedin Community Center                                   homeowners insurance policies. The National Flood Insurance Program makes
               7      1920 Pinehurst Road • Dunedin                              federally backed flood insurance available to residents and business owners. Any
                                                                                 flooding damage covered under the policy – whether or not a federal disaster
                      Dunedin Highland Middle School
               8      70 Patricia Ave. • Dunedin                                 declaration is made – will be reimbursed per the policy limits, which can
                                                                                 include structural damage or the loss of contents.
                      Dunedin Elementary School
               9      900 Union St. • Dunedin                                    For more information on flood zones, visit the National Flood Insurance
                                                                                 Program at www.floodsmart.gov or call (888) CALL-FLOOD (225-5356).
                      McMullen-Booth Elementary School
               10     3025 Union St. • Clearwater                                For more information on evacuation levels, check the map in this guide or visit
                      Safety Harbor Middle School                                www.pinellascounty.org/emergency.
               11     901 First Ave. N. • Safety Harbor
                      Clearwater Fundamental Middle School                       mANDATORY AND RECOmmENDED EVACUATIONS
               12     1660 Palmetto St. • Clearwater                             Should a hurricane threaten the Tampa Bay area, an evacuation order may be
                      Ross Norton Recreation Center                              issued. What exactly does that mean?
               13     1426 S. MLK Jr. Ave. • Clearwater                          An evacuation order is given to get people away from the deadliest part of a
                      Oak Grove Middle School                                    hurricane – storm surge. Evacuation levels are based on elevation above ground
               14     1370 S. Belcher Road • Clearwater                          that could be inundated by the surge driven ashore during a storm. There is one
                      Largo High School                                          notable exception to this: all mobile homes, regardless of their elevation, must be
               15     410 Missouri Ave. • Largo                                  evacuated. They are vulnerable to the high winds of a hurricane and flying debris.




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                      High Point Elementary School                               There are two types of evacuations that can be ordered. The first is a recommended
               16     5921 150th Ave. N. • Clearwater                            evacuation. In the event of the approach of a tropical storm or a hurricane crossing
                      Pinellas Park High School                                  the state and exiting over Pinellas, the potential for storm surge may not be as
               17     6305 118th Ave. N. • Pinellas Park                         great. In these cases, emergency managers may recommend that residents in
                                                                                 mobile homes and historically flood prone areas that frequently flood consider
               18 Bauder Elementary•School
                  12755 86th Ave. N. Seminole                                    evacuating to higher ground and/or sturdier structures than they have available at
                                                                                 home. This is done for the safety of those in areas known to be vulnerable.
                      John Sexton Elementary School
               19     1997 54th Ave. N. • St. Petersburg                         The second type is a mandatory evacuation. Mandatory evacuations are issued
                      Lealman Intermediate                                       when the probability of storm surge is high, and loss of life could occur if
               20     4900 28th St. N. • St. Petersburg                          residents don’t leave. These evacuations will be ordered up to a certain letter zone
SOUTH COUNTY




                      New Heights Elementary School                              and will always include mobile homes. It is incredibly important that if your
               21     3901 37th St. N. • St. Petersburg                          home is in an evacuation level that you know your level, plan for a ‘stay’ and ‘go’
                                                                                 option, and if your level is ordered to go, move quickly but safely outside of the
                      Northside Baptist Church
               22 6000 38th Ave. N. • St. Petersburg                             evacuation area.

                      St. Petersburg High School                                 It is illegal to stay in a home under a mandatory evacuation order. Under Florida
               23 2501 Fifth Ave. N. • St. Petersburg                            Statute 252.38, the local authority has the ability to take necessary steps to
                                                                                 provide for the health and safety of people and property. Chapter 252.50 sets
                      Fairmount Park Elementary School
               24 575 41st St. S. • St. Petersburg                               refusal to follow an evacuation order as a second-degree misdemeanor.
                      Gibbs High School                                          Does this mean the police will drag you out of your property? No. They will be too
               25 850 34th St. S. • St. Petersburg                               busy helping those who will be following the evacuation order, although they will
                      John Hopkins Middle School                                 likely ask for next of kin or an emergency contact. However, this does provide law
               26 701 16th St. S. • St. Petersburg                               enforcement the basis to remove anyone who is impeding the flow of an evacuation.
                      Campbell Park Elementary School                            Remember, emergency managers are counting on you to be prepared and do
               27     1051 Seventh Ave. S. • St. Petersburg                      the right thing to keep yourself and your family out of dangerous situations.
                      Jamerson Elementary School                                 Please know your evacuation zone and have a plan for where you will go should
               28 1200 37th St. S. • St. Petersburg                              something happen this hurricane season.
                      Gulfport Elementary School
               29 2014 52nd St. S. • Gulfport                                             We’re Tweeting:
                      Thurgood Marshall Middle School                                     www.twitter.com/pinellasEM
               30 3901 22nd Ave. S. • St. Petersburg
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                      James Sanderlin Elementary School
               31     2350 22nd Ave. S. • St. Petersburg                                  www.facebook.com/pinellascountynews
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                    Shelters
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