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Hurricane Information

Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County - Public Health Preparedness Manager

  •  727-824-6900 x4625
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    Fax

    727-820-4270
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    Mailing Address

    205. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. 

    St. Petersburg, FL 33701 

     

Special Needs Shelter (SpNS) Information 

  • Special Needs Information and Resources
  • SpNS Online Registration Form or print this pdf version
  • 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