All posts tagged hurricane

Dealing with hurricane season’s not a breeze

In Hillsborough County, residents with special needs, the elderly, and those without transportation may require extra attention in order to stay safe during a tropical storm or hurricane. Hillsborough County has programs in place to help these residents prepare and find safe shelter. Shelters. A special needs shelter is a temporary emergency facility capable of…

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Special needs prep for hurricane season

In Hillsborough County, Special Needs (Medical) Shelters provide temporary emergency facilities capable of providing care to residents whose medical conditions exceed the capabilities of a Red Cross Shelter, but not severe enough to require hospitalization. To make sure there are enough facilities to accommodate residents who need evacuation assistance to a special needs shelter, it…

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Making our transportation system more resilient

The Atlantic Hurricane season began on June 1st and as if on cue, Tropical Storm (TS) Andrea visited Tampa Bay on June 5th. The year before, TS Debby dumped nearly 20 inches of rain and exposed the vulnerability of Tampa Bay’s transportation network to inundation. Flooding closed Bayshore Boulevard for several days and disrupted traffic…

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Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season starts on June 1st. Following last season’s Hurricane Sandy and the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, we’re reminded how important it is to prepare for potential natural disasters. Though our region has been spared in recent years, hurricanes do strike Florida more than any other state. Hurricanes develop in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of…

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