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Town of Indian Shores

Posted on: December 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] YOU ARE INVITED to a Tropical Storm Eta Virtual Discussion

A discussion will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m., to address citizens’ concerns on an online Zoom discussion regarding Tropical Storm Eta and its impacts.

Residents along the beaches, low lying areas and mobile home parks in Pinellas County were impacted by Tropical Storm Eta, many incurring damage from the rain and storm surge.  They now face issues with insurance, homes that are uninhabitable and questions about disaster assistance.

Moderator Hank Hodde, the county’s Sustainability and Resilience Coordinator, will be joined by Joe Borries, the Pinellas County Emergency Management Operations Manager, Lisa Foster, Floodplain Manager and Jess McCracken, Whole Community Engagement Specialist. Representatives from local municipalities are expected to join the conversation to talk about flooding risks in Pinellas County, disaster assistance, insurance policies and protecting a home in the wake of a flood. Questions will be addressed throughout the event. 

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

For more information on the event, call Pinellas County Emergency Management at (727) 464-3634 or email  

A Guide to Documenting and Reporting Tropical Storm Eta Damage: 

Tropical Storm Eta flooded many homes and businesses in Pinellas County. FEMA Individual Assistance is not available at this time, but Pinellas County is working diligently to document all the flood damages to apply for potential state and federal emergency assistance. You can help by reporting your flood damage on the Citizen Damage Assessment Reporting webpage.

Photos are essential for the application, be sure to upload a picture that shows flooding in your home or the water line along the outside the home. Businesses can report damages on the Business Damage Assessment Survey page of  

Visit the following web pages for more information and advice:

Tropical Storm Eta Post-Storm Information Page

Safety Tips:  Before, During and After a Flood 

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