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.
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.
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