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.
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.
The is located at 5314 23rd Ave. S. When the address is entered in the Pinellas County's "Know Your Zone" website, the results are:
Evacuation Zone D
Closest Hurricane Shelters: Gulfport Elementary School, Boca Ciega High School and Thurgood Marshall Middle School
Closest Special Needs Shelters: John Hopkins Middle School, Oak Grove Middle School and Dunedin Highland Middle School
Closest Accommodations: Hampton Inn, Shirley Ann Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg/Downtown. All three hotels are in a Non-Evacuation Zone.
People living in a mobile home must evacuate, even if they are not located in an evacuation zone. Beachway Mobile Home park. It's located at 54th Street and Seventh Avenue South.
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 Gulfport include:
- , 2014 52nd St. S., Gulfport
- Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th St. S., Gulfport
- (Pet friendly) , 3901 22nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg
- (Special needs) John Hopkins Middle School, 701 16th St. S., St. Petersburg
We have attached the evacuation route provided by the Pinellas County Emergency Management Department to print. Here are major roads that will lead you north and east of Gulfport.
- Eastbound on 22nd Avenue South
- Northbound on 49th Street South
- Northbound on 66th Street South
- Northbound on U.S. 19/ 34th Street
- Note: 58th Street South and 37th Street South will take you to major roads such as First Avenue South and Fifth Avenue North. From there, head east to join I-275 North or U.S. 19/34th Street.
All of the information has been provided by the Pinellas County Emergency Management Department. For more information, download and print the 2012 Hurricane Guide.
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