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guide INSIDE Before a storm threatens Tampa Bay, you’ll want to be prepared. If a storm strikes, you’ll want to get out of town, or to a shelter. And after the storm, you’ll want to survive. Find out how inside this year’s Hurricane Guide. Hurricane preparedness.................................. 4 Communication plan ....................................... 6 Evacuation plan ................................................ 9 After the storm................................................ 10 Tracking map................................................... 12 Hillsborough County evacuation map ....... 14 Pasco County evacuation map..................... 16 Hurricane kit.................................................... 18

EDITOR’S NOTE Times outdoors editor Terry Tomalin died May 19, 2016, after suffering a heart attack. He was 55. Mr. Tomalin was an avid outdoorsman and an accomplished journalist. His travels took him across the globe resulting in stories that were informative to the reader, and adventurous at the same time. Inside this guide, you’ll find two samples of his work.

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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS FOR THE 2016 FLORIDA HURRICANE SEASON

By Gina Vivinetto, Times Correspondent Hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through November 30.

east to west, a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico would have to “recurve” to move in the direction of Florida’s west coast. Have you prepared your home and That rarely happens, says Weisberg. your family for severe weather? However, if a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico coincided with the passage of The Tampa Bay area hasn’t been hit by a front, it could steer the hurricane our a major hurricane since 1921, but that’s way. got more to do with geography and wind patterns than luck, says Dr. Robert The bottom line, says Weisberg, is H. Weisberg, professor of physical that residents shouldn’t be complacent. oceanography at the University of South “At some point in time it’s going to Florida. Because prevailing winds move happen.”

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While hurricane preparedness is crucial, Tampa Bay residents should also take steps to protect their homes against seasonal storm damage, says Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Penny. Floods caused by heavy rains in 2015, for example, caused extensive damage and displaced families in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. “If you know severe weather is coming, hurricane or not, it’s always best to be prepared,” says Penny.


START WITH THIS SAFETY CHECKLIST bandages, antiseptic, aspirin, etc. Consider buying a solar-powered cellphone charger. Buy nonperishable foods. Store enough food to feed your family for seven days. Choose items that don’t require refrigeration (e.g., canned goods, peanut butter, snack bars). KNOW YOUR ZONE. Stock dietary foods, baby food, formula and Determine if your home is in an evacuation zone. If so, have a clear plan about where you any other special foods, if needed. and your family will go and how you will get TURN THE REFRIGERATOR AND there.

PROTECT WINDOWS AND GLASS DOORS.

CHOOSE A SAFE ROOM.

FILL YOUR CAR’S GAS TANK.

CREATE A PLAN.

Discuss an emergency plan with everyone in your home. Keep all contact information updated in cellphones.

FREEZER ON THE COLDEST SETTINGS.

Stay in an interior windowless room on your home’s ground floor during severe weather.

Items inside will stay fresher longer should you lose electricity.

PAY ATTENTION TO WEATHER UPDATES.

REFILL PRESCRIPTIONS.

In addition to weather updates on local stations and NOAA Weather Radio, residents of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties can register on their county’s website to get up-to-the-minute emergency information via email and phone alerts. (Twitter users can follow local emergency management agencies, including @AlertTampa and @ PinellasEM.)

KEEP SUPPLIES ON HAND.

Stock up on batteries, flashlights, a portable radio or television, a nonelectric can opener, toilet paper, moist towelettes and garbage bags. Remember items for infants and pets, if needed. Keep a first aid kit stocked with

During hurricane season, keep two weeks’ worth of medications on hand at all times. Remember pet prescriptions, too.

STOCK UP ON WATER.

Keep several gallon jugs of water ready for drinking, cooking and bathing. Fill clean bathtubs and sinks with water. Have at least 1 gallon per person per day available for seven days.

CLEAR THE YARD.

Hammer precut plywood or hang storm shutters over glass surfaces.

PROTECT AGAINST FLOODING.

If floods threaten your home, stack electronics and valuables somewhere safe and cover them with plastic. Turn off electricity at the main breaker. Also, check oil, water and tire pressure.

KEEP CASH ON HAND.

Banks, credit card machines and ATMs can’t operate without electricity.

CONSIDER ELDERLY, ILL OR DISABLED NEIGHBORS.

Once your own house is in order, check on your neighbors and offer to lend a hand if they need help preparing. Source: 2016 Disaster Planning Guide: Official Guide for the Tampa Bay Area produced by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council in partnership with local county emergency management agencies

Remove bicycles, toys, garbage cans, potted plants and other objects, so strong winds can’t blow them around.

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By Gina Vivinetto, Times Correspondent

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ne great way for families to prepare for emergencies is to create a family communication plan. You and your loved ones want to be able to communicate with one another and with individuals outside the family if disaster strikes.

STAY IN TOUCH BY HAVING A FAMILY COMMUNICATION PLAN

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Hold a family meeting and choose one family member to take notes. Then, make copies of the plan for everyone to keep in a backpack, wallet or purse. (You can also create a plan online at FEMA.gov/media-library/assets/ documents/34330.) YOUR FAMILY COMMUNICATION PLAN SHOULD COVER: HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION. Write down all phone numbers and email addresses for everyone in your home. (If you have family members who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have a speech disability and use traditional or video relay service (VRS), include information on how to connect through relay services on a landline phone, mobile device or computer.)


SCHOOL, CHILDCARE, CAREGIVER AND WORKPLACE EMERGENCY PLANS. If you have school-aged children, discuss with them who will pick them up at school in the event of an emergency. Make sure all family members with mobile phones sign up for alerts from their school, workplace and/or local government. Make sure small children know to follow instructions from a responsible adult, such as a schoolteacher or principal. OUT-OF-TOWN CONTACT. Choose someone outside of your community who can act as a central point of contact to keep your family members in contact. In disaster situations, it’s sometimes easier making long-distance calls than local calls because phone lines become jammed. EMERGENCY MEETING PLACE. Decide on a safe, See STAY IN TOUCH pg. 22.

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IN AN EVACUATION ZONE? What to do if a hurricane hits

By Gina Vivinetto, Times Correspondent

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f a hurricane approaches Tampa Bay, residents in evacuation zones, or those who live in mobile homes or RVs, should pay attention to evacuation warnings by local emergency management personnel, says Dr. Robert H. Weisberg, professor of physical oceanography at the University of South Florida. “If we have a direct hit, we will get a large storm surge and the waves

in the bay will become very large. The waves along the coast will become very large. Anything that is hit by these incoming waves will most likely be destroyed.” While the scenario sounds frightening, you can minimize the chaos and exit your home safely by following these steps.

STAY ON THE EVACUATION ROUTE. Don’t take shortcuts. Roads may be blocked. MAKE SURE YOU’RE MOVING TO A SAFER AREA. Whether you’re going to a hotel, a shelter or a friend’s home, be certain it’s in a location outside the warning area. BRING EMERGENCY SUPPLIES WITH YOU. Bring food, water and medications. Also: batteries, flashlights, a radio or portable television, a nonelectric can opener, toilet paper, moist towelettes, garbage bags and a fully stocked first aid kit.

BRING YOUR PET WITH YOU. Bring your pet’s food, bowls, medications, leash, collar, ID tags and vaccine information. Also bring items such as litter boxes, cages and carriers, as well as a photo of the animal. If you can’t bring your pet with you, find someone who can care for the animal. BRING IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS. Pack your driver’s license, insurance policies, medical information and other records you may need.

See EVACUATION ZONE pg. 22

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AFTER THE STORM, YOU’LL NEED THE RIGHT GEAR

By Terry Tomalin, Times Outdoors/Fitness Editor

Doomsday survival gear is big business in the United States, where some worry about threats like the Mayan calendar or a zombie apocalypse. So when it comes time to get ready for a hurricane, we have a lot of great gadgets to choose from. O2COOL is a 10-inch rechargeable portable fan with built in USB port. This little beauty will keep you cool and charge your cellphone. It’s $69.99 at o2-cool.com. If it gets really humid, which it always does after a tropical storm, you’ll need the O2COOL sip-and-mist water bottle so you can drink and chill out at the same time. $13.99.

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The POWERPOT by Power Practical will cook your food and charge your iPhone at the same time. The pot costs $99.99. The stove is sold separately, powerpractical.com.

Who needs candles when you can get SOLAR POWERED LIGHTS by Luci. They are light and indestructible and throw out a lot of light. If you want to throw a post-hurricane party, the deluxe model changes color, adding to the atmosphere. They are $14.99. mpowerd.com.


You can never have too many pocket knives or multi-plier tools. The LEATHERMAN SUPER TOOL 300 will fix just about anything, but you will still need a hammer when it comes time to rebuild your house. It’s $80.85 at leatherman.com. The HEADLAMP by Princeton Tec. This flashlight is dimmable and waterproof and provides 165 lumens of light, which is enough help you find your way through a disaster zone. It’s $49.95 at princetontec.com. POWERMONKEY EXPLORER is a great charger for small personal electronics. Just lay it out on a picnic table, plug in an iPod and before you know it, you’ve got tunes. Durable and lightweight, this solar charger can fit in a glove compartment. It’s $99.99 at powertraveller.com. SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER. It filters water in four ways: as a straw, attached to a soft pouch to squeeze or drink from, attached to most plastic water/soda bottles to squeeze or

drink from, or added in-line on the tube of a hydration bladder. Great for personal use, this device will filter 100,000 gallons. Comes with straw, pouch and a syringe to backflush it when the filter gets dirty. It’s $24.99. The SAWYER ALL IN ONE is even better for family/home hurricane prep. The filter is bigger than the mini filter and is guaranteed to 1 million gallons. It can be used with squeeze pouches and most water/ soda bottles. Plus this kit also comes with an attachment for water faucets and all the items necessary to turn an ordinary 5-gallon bucket into a gravitystyle water filtration system for large amounts of water. It’s $69.99 at sawyer.com.

The battery-operated STREAMLIGHT SIEGE LANTERN, with three white-light as well as flashing red and steady red light settings, will run for 37 hours on the lowest setting, making it an excellent safety device. It’s $32.95 at streamlight.com. The MOTOROLA TALKABOUT two-way radio has a 20-mile range and will keep you in touch with loved ones when other forms of communication fail. It also tunes into NOAA Weather Radio for information. It’s $54.95 at motorolasolutions.com. Scuba divers, boaters and anglers have long known the value of a PELICAN CASE to keep electronics safe. This is also a great watertight choice for homeowners who want to protect important documents. Model 1450 sells for $121.95 at pelicancases.com. After any natural disaster, people are not always on their best behavior, so you might buy some SABRE PEPPER SPRAY for personal defense. The personal size sells for $14.95, while the Home and Away version sells for $21.95. It will deter looters, but might not work for zombies. Buy at sabrered.com.

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Hillsborough County Evacuation Map and Shelters 272-5900. In south and east Hillsborough County, Hillsborough school buses also run special evacuation routes for people needing transportation to shelters. Information on these routes can be found at hillsboroughcounty.org/emergency or by calling the Hillsborough InfoLine at (813) 272-5900.

During an evacuation, HART buses run special routes in the greater Tampa area for people who need transportation to shelters. For route maps, go to hartline.org or call the HARTinfo Line at (813) 254-4278. This information is also available at hillsboroughcounty.org/emergency or by calling the Hillsborough InfoLine at (813)

Low-intensity shelters Shelter location 5 Middleton High School 6 Simmons Center 9 Shields Middle School ^ 11 Pizzo Elementary School 15 Doby Elementary School 19 Hammond Elementary School 21 Strawberry Crest High School

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1202 Grant St.

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2716 N 46th St.

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2002 Pine Lake Drive

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5413 Durant Road

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9325 Governors Run Drive

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10101 Cross Creek Blvd.

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16541 W Tampa Palms Blvd.

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4329 Culbreath Road

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3501 N Cork Road

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10112 N Ola Ave.

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7824 N Manhattan Ave.

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2800 Turkey Creek Road

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5720 Osprey Ridge Blvd.

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10310 Lions Den Drive

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13915 Barrington Stowers Drive

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702 English St.

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To register for a special-needs shelter, call the Hillsborough InfoLine at (813) 272-5900 or the Hillsborough County Health Department at (813) 307-8063.


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11611 Denton Ave.

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11041 Little Road

New Port Richey

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7906 Ridge Road

Port Richey

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11646 Town Center Road

New Port Richey

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3253 Town Ave.

New Port Richey

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2323 Little Road

New Port Richey

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1827 Trinity Oaks Blvd.

New Port Richey

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2209 Duck Slough Blvd.

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1874 Ketzal Drive

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3023 Sunlake Blvd.

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1422 Oak Grove Blvd.

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4710 River Glen Blvd.

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26940 Progress Parkway

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32750 Overpass Road

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27633 Mystic Oak Blvd.

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33701 State Road 52

St. Leo

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2909 Mansfield Blvd.

Wesley Chapel

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38505 10th Ave.

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30651 Wells Road

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38505 Centennial Road

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30649 Wells Road

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38815 Cummer Road

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Evacuation levels Wind Category speed

Potential tide heights

74 to 95 mph

Up to 7 ft.

Level A: Evacuate red areas all mobile homes.

96 to 110 mph

Up to 13 ft.

Level B: Evacuate red and orange areas and all mobile homes.

111 to 130 mph

Up to 18 ft.

Level C: Evacuate red, orange and yellow areas and all mobile homes.

131 to 155 mph

Up to 22 ft.

Level D: Evacuate red, orange, yellow and green areas and all mobile homes.

Over 156 mph

Up to 28 ft.

Level E: Evacuate red, orange, yellow, green and purple areas and all mobile homes

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Hudson Ave.

Hudson

If you live in a mobile home, you must evacuate regardless of your location in the county. For more information, call the Pinellas County Emergency Management Division at (727) 464-3800 or go online to: pinellascounty.org/emergency

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Evacuation routes

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Shelters

Port Richey

Ridge Rd. 77

See map below for eastern Pasco County

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Little Rd.

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Gunn Hwy.

Little Rd.

New Port Richey

54

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Holiday

1

19

Odessa 77

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HOW TO PREPARE A HURRICANE KIT By Terry Tomalin, Times Outdoors/Fitness Editor

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uilding a hurricane kit is a lot like packing for a wilderness camping trip: You need to be able to survive for several days on your own without any outside assistance. Store your supplies and gear in a large plastic tote, something that is durable and easily transportable. A cooler with wheels is another good option. Once you unpack your supplies, you have a place to store fresh food if you are lucky enough to find some ice. You can live for weeks without food, but only a few days without See HURRICANE KIT pg. 20.

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HURRICANE KIT from pg. 18.

water, so store at least a gallon a day per person. In an emergency, it could take several days to get help, so plan accordingly. Water purification tablets and/or a water filter will help extend your supply. Electrolyte solution and/or powdered sports drinks take up little space and can be a life saver in hot, humid conditions. Pack freeze-dried or canned food, enough for three days. Dense, high-calorie items are the best choice. A camp stove with extra propane will extend your menu options. Don’t forget a manual can opener. A mess kit, plastic eating utensils and a lightweight camp cook set are great if you have them. Communication is key in any emergency situation, so pack a battery-powered or handcrank radio. If possible, get one with a NOAA Weather Radio option. Make sure you have extra batteries. Get a waterproof case for your cellphone and a solar charger. Standard camping equipment, including a flashlight and/or lantern, a signal whistle and mirror, a first aid kit and waterproof matches are also critical. If you need prescription

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medicine, have at least an extra month’s supply. You’ll also need insect repellent and sunscreen. Common household items, such as moist wipes and hand sanitizer, will help with personal hygiene. Paper towels and toilet paper will also prove useful. Other items, including plastic garbage bags, drop cloths, mosquito netting, duct tape and light line and rope, can be used to make an emergency shelter if the need arises. Make sure you pack changes of clothes in a sealed, plastic bag. Include rain gear and something warm, such as a hooded sweatshirt, in case you find yourself in an air-conditioned shelter. An inflatable mattress, lightweight blankets and/or a sleeping bag and a pillow will make your stay more comfortable. Bring along a small day pack in case you find yourself walking for supplies.

EMERGENCY CHECKLIST 1. Pillow 2. Freeze dried food kit 3. Portable freshwater container 4. Batteries 5. Insect repellent 6. Flashlight 7. Battery-operated lantern 8. Solar-panel charger for electronic items 9. Rain poncho 10. Sleeping bag

11. Portable batteryoperated fan 12. Portable batteryoperated chargeable radio/walkie-talkie 13. Water purification tablets 14. Water container/mister purification system 15. Portable camping stove 16. Portable ice kit 17. Waterproof matches and lighter 18. Container/ice chest

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STAY IN TOUCH from pg. 7.

EVACUATION ZONE from pg. 9.

familiar place where everyone in your family can meet. If you have family members with physical disabilities, make sure the location is accessible. Also, if you have pets or service animals, make sure the location is animal-friendly.

BRING PHOTOS, keepsakes and other valuables. Take along anything you wouldn’t want to lose forever.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Write down phone numbers for emergency services, utility companies, service providers, medical providers, veterinarians, insurance companies and other services.

ELECT ONE OUTSIDE PERSON TO HANDLE COMMUNICATION. Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the “family contact.” Make sure everyone knows his or her name, address and phone number.

Once your family creates your communication plan, make sure everyone has updated household and emergency contact numbers in their mobile devices. Store at least one emergency contact under the name “In Case of Emergency” (or ICE). Create a group list on each mobile device of contact information for people you would need to communicate with if there were an emergency. Source: “Create Your Family Emergency Plan,” FEMA.gov

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BE SURE YOUR NEIGHBORS CAN SAFELY EVACUATE, TOO. If you live near elderly or disabled individuals, contact them to see if they need assistance leaving the area. FINALLY, TURN OFF YOUR ELECTRICITY, WATER AND GAS IF AUTHORITIES HAVE ADVISED IT. LOCK YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS. Source: 2016 Disaster Planning Guide: Official Guide for the Tampa Bay Area produced by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council in partnership with local county emergency management agencies


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