Tampa Bay Real Estate




During the storm season and ideally before a storm is looming, contact your insurance agent and review your policy, make sure you have the proper insurance and updated coverage to include any new additions, purchases or policy changes.

Property Maintenance: Trim large trees and branches – especially if near home. If you have an old roof, consider replacing it. Make note of any furniture or objects that could become projectiles and make a plan to safely store them before a storm arrives. Mow lawn prior to a storm. Trim back bushes that are close to the home or windows. If you are renting, communicate with your landlord as to who is responsible for property damage and what measures you can take to protect your items.

Document your property: Video tape (You can use your cell phone) or photograph all your items that might need to be replaced after a storm. The more accurate a list and proof, the easier it will be to have items replaced or make an insurance claim.

Make a Family Plan. If you have a family, extended family and pets, you need to make additional plans for your family before a storm arrives.  Download FEMA’s family plan check list here

Know what you are preparing for: Floods, hurricanes and other severe weather can present unique problems and require specific preparation. Often times, Hurricanes can present many styles of storms within a storm. These links will help you. Hurricanes. Floods. Severe Weather. Tornadoes. Lightening & Thunderstorms.

STATE OF FLORIDA:  Essential Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

Government Links:

Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
(850) 413-9900

City of St Petersburg (www.stpete.org)
Office of Emergency Management
Call 727-464-4333
for Pinellas County residents
hurricane information
Only During Emergencies

Call 727-893-7111
for St. Petersburg
hurricane and other information

City of Tampa
Office of Emergency Management
Tampa Fire Rescue
808 E Zack Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 276-7011



Florida Citizen Corps Task Force
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Room 215E
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100
(850) 413-9891



National Hurricane Center


Many Services may not be working during or after the storm and it will depend on the severity as to how long these things may be out. Daily items like ATMS, gas pumps, refrigerators (Guide to Food Safety), Air Conditioning, Cell Phones (Towers may be affected, wifi access as well as your ability to keep a charge could be affected), water and power outages (Stay safe in a power outage).


Summer/Fall 2017