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Tropical Storm Elsa is going to have a big impact on the Tampa Bay Area, especially tonight and into tomorrow, Governor DeSantis expanded the State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Elsa.

Here is what is happening with evacuations and shelters.



Hernando County:

  • A voluntary evacuation order for coastal zone A, mobile homes, low-lying & flood prone areas countywide has been issued. A general population, special needs & pet-friendly shelter will open beginning at 9 a.m. this morning for residents in these zones at the Enrichment Center. The shelter is located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Boulevard in Brooksville.


Hillsborough County:

  • Hillsborough County will open an emergency storm shelter today for residents who are concerned for their safety.
    • The shelter is located at Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road in Riverview. The shelter will open at 8 a.m.

Pinellas County:

  • The Lealman Exchange shelter, located at 5175 5th St. N in St. Petersburg, will open today for the general population, those with special needs and persons with pets.
  • Ross Norton Recreation Center shelter, located at 1426 S. Martin Luther King Jr Ave. in Clearwater, will open to the general population today at 9am.

Manatee County:

  • An emergency shelter will open at Manatee High School today at 8 a.m. for those who live in mobile homes, low lying areas or areas prone to flooding. This is a non-mandatory evacuation, and the shelter is pet-friendly.
    • Residents on the Special Needs Registry are currently being contacted to set up arrangements for evacuation to the County’s special needs shelter, which is designated for those who are oxygen or electricity dependent to survive. Manatee County shelters will conduct temperature checks and screen visitors by asking if they’re displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Shelters will have increased spacing as demand allows for social distancing, masks are encouraged and will be provided and if people feel ill they will be separated into other rooms.


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