Flood Warning System
As a result of the technical advances regarding hurricane observations, tropical storm and hurricane watches/warnings for threatened coastal areas will be issued 12 hours earlier than in previous years. A Tropical Storm/Hurricane Watch will be issued 48 hours in advance and a Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning will be issued 36 hours in advance. During a storm event, watch television news broadcasts, or listen to the radio. It is probably best to watch a local channel, such as: WFLA Channel 8 (NBC); WTSP Channel 10 (CBS); WTVT Channel 13 (FOX); and Bay News 9 available through Bright House cable. One of the more active radio stations in the area is WFLA 970.
You should begin preparing for the storm when a Watch is issued, so that when the Warning is issued, your preparations are complete. Evacuation orders for specific areas are based on zones that are established as to the height of the storm surge expected. If necessary, emergency vehicles will travel the most threatened neighborhoods with sirens and loudspeakers.
There are three main ways of finding more detailed information about storm preparation, storm watches/warnings, evacuation orders, shelter status and the name of the exact evacuation zone in which you are located. Please contact City of Seminole Fire Rescue Administration (727) 393-8711 or Pinellas County Emergency Management at (727) 464-3800. You may also check the internet website of:
Seminole City Hall, 9199 113th St N Seminole, FL 33772 Main: 727-391-0204 Fax: 727-391-5458