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The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners today declared a State of Local Emergency for Tropical Storm Idalia, which is forecast to soon become a hurricane.
The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners today declared a State of Local Emergency for Tropical Storm Idalia, which is forecast to soon become a hurricane. While the future intensity and exact track of the storm remain uncertain, forecasting models mostly agree that the storm will make landfall as a major hurricane between the Tampa Bay area and the Big Bend area of Florida, and that the storm could bring significant storm surge and other impacts to Pinellas County late Tuesday through Wednesday. No evacuations have been ordered as of 10:30 a.m. today, but residents are urged to check their evacuation zone and be prepared to act quickly as additional storm information is shared throughout the day at disaster.pinellas.gov. Residents who suspect local price gouging can report it to Pinellas County Consumer Protection at (727) 464-6200 or complete an online form at Pinellas.gov/consumer. They are also encouraged to report it to the Attorney General’s hotline at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM. Residents with preparedness questions can call the County Information Center at 727-464-4333 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Residents who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact the CIC via online chat at bit.ly/PinellasChat.
For your information: All of Pinellas Barrier Islands are in evacuation zone A and are at extreme likelihood of flooding. If you incur sunny day flooding normally, you will have flooding during this storm.
VERIFY your EVACUATION Zone: https://kyz.pinellas.gov/
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Latest Forecasts on Idalia: www.hurricanes.gov and www.weather.gov/tampa Latest Updates from Pinellas County on Idalia: www.disaster.pinellas.gov County Information Center: (727) 464-4333, Live Chat: www.pinellas.gov
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