Tips for Day One and beyond

Just like Groundhog Day, Hurricane Season is back, and Hillsborough County is working hard to help residents be prepared. Through resources on the County's website, social media posts @HillsboroughFL, and news coverage in the local media, Hillsborough is sharing tips to keep you safe.

Hurricane season lasts for six long months, with the most active weather period typically occurring between August and October. This year is predicted to be nothing short of busy. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts 17 to 25 named storms this year, with over a dozen of them anticipated to become hurricanes. So, the question is …

What should you do on day one?

Three simple things:

  1. Sign up for HCFL Alert, Hillsborough's official emergency notification system. During a storm, HCFL Alert will notify you of things like severe weather in your area, evacuation and flood warnings, and shelter operations.
  2. Connect with Hillsborough on Social Media. During emergencies, Hillsborough's social channels will give you important information in a timely manner.
  3. Get to know Hillsborough's online Disaster Guide. It has everything you need to know to determine your risk, make a plan, stay informed, and get involved. The guide is available in English and Spanish.

And in case you missed them, here are a few hurricane-related stories to catch up on:

In the weeks ahead, Hillsborough County will share more tips like how to make an evacuation plan for you, your family and pets, and your aging family members. Topics will also include how to prepare your home and property, what to pack in an evacuation kit, know your evacuation zone, and more!

This hurricane season, count on Hillsborough County to keep you up to date and prepared for any storm.