SURVIVING THE STORM: TOP TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE DURING A DISASTER
TIP #1. STAY INFORMED
To get urgent news and sign up for Alert Pinellas, go to pinellacounty.org/emergency.
Call the Citizens Information Center (only open during emergencies) at (727) 464-4333.
Check with social service agencies and street outreach teams and help spread the word!
TIP #2. GET TO A HURRICANE SHELTER WHEN AN EVACUATION HAS BEEN ORDERED
PSTA buses take you to shelters for free during a hurricane evacuation. Meet at the following locations:
Clearwater: St. Vincent de Paul, 1345 Park St.
St. Petersburg: Salvation Army, 1400 4th St. S. and St. Vincent de Paul, 384 15th St. N
Tarpon Springs: The Shepherd Center, 304 S. Pinellas Ave.
Or go to any public evacuation shelter.
All are welcome. No ID required.
Food and water are provided.
Buses will stop running when the winds get too strong, so DO NOT wait.
Pet-friendly shelters are also available.
TIP #3. SHELTER SPACE IS LIMITED
Only bring essential items: sleeping bag, blanket, medications and prescriptions, toiletries, personal hygiene items, important phone numbers, cell phone/charger, change of clothes, reading material, games.
TIP #4. AFTER THE STORM
You can ride a bus free of charge to your initial pickup location