Hurricane season started June 1st and we’ve already seen potential tropical storms. Hillsborough County officials are not taking any chances this year and released new evacuation zones in East Tampa. This is the first time the 75,000 residents have been put in an evacuation zone.
The area bordered by the Hillsborough River to the north, Harney Road to the east, I-4 to the south, and I-275 to the west has been moved to Zone E, according to county officials. County officials say Zone E is considered to be the final evacuation zone in the face of a threatening storm.
It is highly encouraged by storm experts and county officials that you prepare for hurricane season now. Knowing your evacuation zone and owning a disaster kit are good starts, if you need more tips on hurricane preparedness, click here.