Post-storm resources in the Tampa Bay area

Resources for after Hurricane Idalia.

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Know of other resources that locals should be aware of? Let us know.

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At this time, we can’t be certain what the effects of Hurricane Idalia might be in the Tampa Bay area.

That being said, we’d like to stay prepped — that’s why we’re sharing helpful post-storm resources for locals to utilize, if necessary, later today and throughout the week.

Note: We’ll continue to update this article on our website as we’re able, should further resources and assistance be made available.

📝 Reporting damage

  • Predictions show that it’s likely residents will experience power outages due to the storm. You can report outages with TECO and with Duke online.
  • If your home, business, or roads/public infrastructure in Pinellas County are damaged from the storm, you can report the issue(s) online.
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You can report residential damage online via this form.

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ℹ️ General resources + info

  • Depending on the damage, it may be best to stay home after the storm. If you’re traveling post-storm, check road conditions before heading out with Florida 511’s tracker.
  • Feeding Tampa Bay’s main facility is scheduled to begin reopening later today. The two Trinity Café locations in Hillsborough will serve to-go meals today, and Feeding Pinellas will re-open for dinner service today.
  • There will be no trash, recycling, or yard waste collections today in Hillsborough County — residents will receive garbage collection on Saturday, Sept. 2 as part of the next normal collection service. Pinellas County’s Solid Waste Disposal Complex is closed today but will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31.
  • Sign up to receive emergency response and economic recovery updates via FloridaDisaster.Biz.

🤝 How to help

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