What's Your Hurricane Evacuation Zone and Plan?

Floridians are urged to prepare as the National Hurricane Center monitors Tropical Storm Isaac. The Tampa Bay area is in the five-day cone of uncertainty.

Find your evacuation zone and make a plan now. Determining your evacuation zone, nearest shelters and hotels only takes a couple of minutes with the resources from the Pinellas County Emergency Management team and website. Along with Pinellas County officials, the City of Largo continues to watch the storm's potential track. 

Know Your Zone

Pinellas County has five evacuation zones: 

  • A (Red) - Potential surge is 4 to 8 feet.
  • B (Orange) - Potential surge is 8 to 14 feet.
  • C (Yellow) - Potential surge is 14 to 19 feet.
  • D (Green) - Potential surge is 19 to 26 feet.
  • E (Purple) - Potential surge is 26 to 29 feet.

To find out what evacuation zone you live in, enter your address on the Pinellas County Emergency Management website. Print the results if you can. It may even be wise to email the results to family or friends living nearby or out of state. This may help if you lose or misplace the list during an evacuation.

If you are unable to look up your zone online, call the Pinellas County's automated system at 727-453-3150 and type in your home phone number, or call the Pinellas County Emergency Management Department at 727-464-3800 and speak with someone over the phone between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Example Address:

The new McDonald's on Roosevelt is located at 2675 Roosevelt Blvd. When the address is entered in the Pinellas County's "Know Your Zone" website, the results are:

Evacuation Zone C

Closest Hurricane Shelters: High Point Elementary, Pinellas Park High School, Largo High School

Closest Special Needs Shelters: Oak Grove Middle School, Dunedin Highland Middle School, John Hopkins Middle School

Closest Accommodations: Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Quality Inn Clearwater Central, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clearwater

Mobile/Manufactured Homes

People living in a mobile home must evacuate, even if they are not located in an evacuation zone. 

Emergency Shelters

There are 32 shelters in Pinellas County. Not all of them are special needs or pet friendly. Check out the complete list on the Pinellas County Emergency Management's website to plan ahead if you need a specialized shelter.

The closest shelters to Largo include:

  • , 410 Missouri Ave., Largo
  • , 6305 118th Ave. N, Largo
  • (Pet friendly & Special Needs) Oak Grove Middle School, 1370 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater

Evacuation Route

We have attached the evacuation route provided by the Pinellas County Emergency Management Department to print. 

Follow Patch for updates on Isaac. Thanks to the Pinellas County Emergency Management Department for hurricane preparedness information

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