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Hurricane Information

FL Dept of Health in Pinellas - Public Health Preparedness Manager

  • 727-507-4346
  • Fax

    727-507-4347
  • Mailing Address

    8751 Ulmerton Road, STE 2000

    Largo, FL 33771

Hurricane Information from the Florida Department of Health

Special Needs Shelter (SpNS) Information

  • Special Needs Information and Resources
  • SpNS Online Registration Form or print this pdf version (pdf 129kb)
  • Populations Vulnerable to High Winds and Flooding:
    • Live in mobile homes
    • Live in low areas
    • Have special care requirements – especially those on electrically-operated medical equipment
    • Live alone and require transportation
  • Steps to Take Prior to Registration:.
    • Discuss your medical/health condition with your physician and determine what essential needs you will require.
    • Predetermine your evacuation destination and arrange for special care or transportation
    • If you need transportation or require special care, and have no other alternative, register with the SpNS Program of the Emergency Management Division by calling your local fire department.
  • Items to Bring to the Shelter:
    • Personal and medical information
    • Daily prescription/ non-prescription medication for at least 3 days
    • Special items such as hearing aids, eyeglasses, oxygen, special dietary food
    • At least 2 changes of clothing, including warm jacket or sweater
    • Blanket, pillow, folding chair, cot
    • Personal hygiene items such as towel, washcloth, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, soap, diapers

**PLEASE FOLLOW LINKS ABOVE FOR ALL UPDATED SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTER INFORMATION IN PINELLAS COUNTY

Additional Hurricane Information & Resources:


2013 NHC Preparedness Video
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