Current condition: General Hurricane Season 1 June - 30 November
Travel voucher instructions: Evacuation Voucher Briefing.
Hurricane Irma Legal Assistance: Legal Assistance Information
Family Disaster Planning Guide
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Know your storm surge evacuation zone and develop an evacuation plan. Know where to go if you are ordered to evacuate and have a plan for where you can stay (SAFE HOUSE/ SAFE HAVEN). If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate, and you decide to stay in your home, plan to have adequate supplies in case you lose power or water for several days, and are unable to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
A Safe House is a location within the Tampa Bay region that is outside of the evacuation zone.
A Safe Haven is a location outside of the Tampa Bay region and outside of the evacuation zone.
HURCON 5: Destructive winds are possible within 96 hours (2).
HURCON 4: Destructive winds are possible within 72 hours.
HURCON 3: Destructive winds are possible within 48 hours.
HURCON 2: Destructive winds anticipated within 24 hours.
HURCON 1: Destructive winds anticipated within 12 hours.
HURCON C: Caution: Winds of 40-57 mph/35-49 knots sustained are occurring.
HURCON 1E: Emergency: Winds of 58 mph/50 knots sustained and/or gusts of 69 mph/60 knots or greater are occurring.
HURCON 1R: Recovery: Destructive winds have subsided and are no longer forecast to occur; survey and work crews are permitted to determine the extent of the damage and to establish safe zones around hazards (e.g. downed power lines, unstable structures). Non-essential personnel are asked to remain indoors.
Tropical Storm / Hurricane Watch and Warnings
Tropical Storm WATCH
Sustained winds of 39 - 73 mph are possible within the specified area in the next 48 hours
Tropical Storm WARNING
Sustained winds of 39 - 73 mph are expected within the specified area in the next 36 hours
Sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are expected within the specified area in the next 48 hours.
Sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are expected within the specified area in the next 36 hours.
NOTE: A Warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water and/or waves continue even if winds are less than hurricane force.
NOAA Extreme Weather Information
NOAA National Hurricane Center
Hurricane Evacuation Entitlements
Emergency Notification Signals
Live Map of Street Flooding
Additional Preparedness Resources