Helping to keep you and your family safe no matter what the disaster

Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management is prepared to help keep you and your family safe no matter what the disaster. However, it’s important that we all do our part to prepare for disaster.

Whether the threat is man-made, or a natural hazard such as lightning, tornado, wildfire, flood, a pandemic, hurricane or other tropical storm, preparedness is key to reacting and recovering from a disaster.

Tools to help you prepare

The following videos, printable guides, and online resources will help you get your family ready for any disaster.

General preparedness videos and information

Five lessons to help you prepare for yourself, your family, and your pets.

Lesson 1: Emergency Management

Learn all about what Hillsborough County Emergency Management does for residents and visitors during times of crisis.

Lesson 2: How to Pack for Anything

Find out how to pack anything. Find a full list of items to pack. Remember to account for all family members and special needs.

Lesson 3: Staying Informed

Sign up and be in the know when emergencies happen in Hillsborough County? Join HCFL Alert.

Lesson 4: Transportation in Emergencies

Remember always Turn Around, Don’t Drown when driving through flood roadways. If your family may need transportation to a shelter, visit for evacuation routes.

Lesson 5: Emergency Plans for Pets

Emergencies affect pets too. Have a plan for your pet. Need more information? Read more on Pet Disaster Planning.

Hurricane preparedness videos and information

Understanding Evacuation Zones

Printable guides

Online resources

Additional information

Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management is responsible for planning and coordinating actions to prepare, respond, and recover from natural or man-made disasters in Hillsborough County. The Office also provides many services, including public education. For more information from call (813) 272-6600 or use this request form.

Last Modified: 1/25/2024, 11:01:32 PM

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