• Hurricane Resources

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  • NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting for 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is expected. NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence. The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30.

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  • Emergency Phone Numbers

    • Emergency: 911
    • Electric Power Outage (TECO): 877-588-1010
    • Hurricane Information Desk: 813-274-7700
    • Public Works (Emergency After Hours): 813-274-3101
    • Fallen Tree (Emergency After Hours): 813-931-2168
    • Wastewater (Sewer Back-up): 813-259-1693
    • Water Department Emergency Services: 813-274-7400
    • Report Flooding: 813-274-3101
  • Business Resources

    The Florida SBDC offers Bizaster, a free mobile disaster assistance app. Bizaster, available in both English and Spanish for Android and iOS, features risk assessments, customizable checklists, and other resources. Florida SBDCs also offer training on disaster preparedness, tips, and resources.

    In the event of a disaster, Florida SBDC disaster specialists help affected businesses prepare disaster loan applications. The network will also deploy its mobile assistance centers into communities for affected businesses to receive on-site assistance with disaster loans and other post-disaster challenges.

    • For more information regarding the Florida SBDC’s preparedness and recovery services and Bizaster app, please click here.
    • The state’s disaster preparedness sales tax holiday extends now through June 6. To learn more about the holiday and qualifying items, please click here.
    • For a list of preparedness resources, including tips for assembling a Business Ready “Records-To-Go” Box, please click here.
    • www.FloridaDisaster.org – The state’s official source of information for individuals and businesses from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
    • www.FloridaDisaster.biz – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s website to provide businesses access to critical information before, during, and after a disaster. 
    • For a hurricane preparedness checklist and other resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), please click here.
    • For more information, please visit www.FloridaSBDC.org.
  • Toolkits & Guides

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