This month of September, the City of St. Pete Beach recognizes Hurricane Preparedness Month, helping city residents be aware of what to do before, during, and after the storm. The hurricane season in Florida runs from June to November. However, hurricanes can happen at any time. As St. Pete Beach is a barrier island community, it is essential that the government and weather advisors keep both residents and tourists informed through initiatives such as this.
Storms that turn into hurricanes travel great distances and we can prepare ahead of time before their landfall. St. Pete Beach is vulnerable to the damaging effects of tropical storms and hurricanes. As a Level A evacuation, we must check these basic guides to be prepared and to protect our family and property from the effects of a storm or hurricane.
- Before the hurricane, sign up for a Hurricane Re-Entry Pass from the Pinellas County government
- Have a plan in the event of an evacuation. Know your evacuation zone and check conditions along your evacuation route.
- Stock up on important supplies.
- Fill your car’s gas tank.
- Secure your boat.
- At the beginning of the season, our area has a tax-free shopping week for hurricane supplies to assist residents in taking the necessary precautions.
- Ensure that you have more than one ways where you can receive information and warning.
- Secure your important documents.
- Get cash. Credit cards and ATMs may not be operable.
- Make your preparations in advance.
Know more about hurricane preparedness here: https://www.stpetebeach.org/258/Hurricane-Resources-for-St-Pete-Beach