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* 2014 Evacuation Shelters, Checklists & More
Through the hurricane season, Pasco & Hernando officials could open more shelters than are
on these lists. Residents should watch for changes or contact the emergency management office.
Both Pasco and Hernando County have 1 Special Needs Shelter and 1 Pet Friendly Shelter...
However in order to use these shelters You MUST PRE-REGISTER! Do NOT just show up at
these locations. They have a limited amount of spaces and you must pre-register and
qualify to use them. The forms that you need to fill out and send in prior to June 1st
are located here. If you are not on the list you can not stay there.
Shelter Lists are in PDF Format
Pasco County Evacuation Shelters
*Needs fixing* Pasco County 727-774-2000
Pasco County Special Needs Registration Form
WERE SORRY, BUT THIS LINK IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE...
In order to accommodate residents who need evacuation assistance
to a Special Needs Shelter, it is most important that you register prior
to June 1st in advance of hurricane season. The forms can be
to (727) 847-8004 or mail it to: Pasco County Office of Emergency
Management, 7530 Little Road New Port Richey, FL 34654
Pasco County Pet Friendly Shelter Registration Form
If you plan to use the pet friendly evacuation
shelter you must
pre-register to have access to the shelter. Mail the above form
and proof of vaccinations to: Pasco County Animal Services,
2011 PFS Pre-Registration, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
Hernando County Evacuation Shelters
*Needs fixing* Hernando County Admin. 352-797-7000 & Safety/Security 352-754-4083
Hernando County Special Needs Registration Form
This will redirect you to the Hernando County EOC Website.
Hernando County Pet Friendly Shelter Registration Form
If you plan to use the pet friendly evacuation shelter you must pre-register
to have access to the shelter. Mail the above form & proof of vaccinations to
19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 34601 or Fax: 352-796-3746
Printable Hurricane Checklist!
*Needs fixing* Tried and tested, step by step hurricane check list that is designed to help you survive better and longer in the event of a hurricane.
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies
It Makes Sense - Get Ready Now!
Hazard Prevention Information & Safety Tips!
*Needs fixing* Fire, CO & Electrical Safety Tips & Hazards
Click here for Hurricane and Tropical Storm Coverage from MyFox Tampa Bay
Watches & Warnings - What does it mean?
The National Weather Service recommends purchasing a radio that has both a battery backup and
a tone-alert feature which automatically alerts you when a watch or warning is issued.
- TROPICAL STORM WATCH: Tropical Storm conditions are possible in the specified area of the Watch, usually within 36 hours.
- TROPICAL STORM WARNING: Tropical Storm conditions are expected in the specified area of the Warning, usually within 24 hours.
- HURRICANE WATCH: Hurricane conditions are possible in the specified area of the Watch, usually within 36 hours. During a Hurricane Watch, prepare to take immediate action to protect your family and property in case a Hurricane Warning is issued.
- HURRICANE WARNING: Hurricane conditions are expected in the specified area of the Warning, usually within 24 hours. Complete all storm preparations and evacuate if directed by local officials.
- SHORT TERM WATCHES AND WARNINGS: These provide detailed information on specific hurricane threats, such as tornadoes, floods, and high winds.
When in a Watch Area...
- Frequently listen to radio, TV, or NOAA Weather Radio for official bulletins of the storm's progress.
- Fuel and service family vehicles.
- Inspect and secure mobile home tie downs.
- Prepare to cover all window and door openings with shutters or other shielding materials.
- Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water, and medications.
- Prepare to bring inside lawn furniture and other loose, light-weight objects, such as garbage cans, garden tools, etc.
- Have on hand an extra supply of cash.
Plan to evacuate if you...
- Live in a mobile home. They are unsafe in high winds, no matter how well fastened to the ground.
- Live on the coastline, an offshore island, or near a river or a flood plain.
- Live in a high-rise. Hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations.
When in a Warning Area...
Presented in compliance with the information of:
"A Preparedness Guide" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service
March 1994 NOAA, FEMA, and The American Red Cross
- Closely monitor radio, TV, or NOAA Weather Radio for official bulletins.
- Complete preparation activities, such as putting up storm shutters, storing loose objects, etc.
- Follow instructions issued by local officials. Leave immediately if told to do so!
- If evacuating, leave early (if possible, in daylight). Stay with friends or relatives, at a low-rise inland hotel/motel, or go to a predesignated public shelter outside a flood zone.
- Leave mobile homes in any case.
- Notify neighbors and a family member outside of the warned area of your evacuation plans.
- Put food and water out for a pet if you cannot take it with you. Public health regulations do not allow pets in public shelters, nor do most hotels/motels allow them.
Storm Names for the Atlantic Coast
The above PDF link is located at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
NHC stands for National Huricane Center & NOAA stands for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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