Rep. Luna’s Hurricane Season Guide

Pinellas, Don’t Get Caught in the Storm This Hurricane Season!

From my experience living in Florida, hurricane season can become hectic and stressful. We must ensure that everyone is prepared and protected. I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Florida’s 13th district is surrounded by water, making us vulnerable to potential damage during tropical storms.

I hope this website helps you be prepared and safe throughout these months.

HURRICANE SEASON STARTS JUNE 1ST AND ENDS NOVEMBER 30TH

Here are some quick tips:

  • 📸 Take photos of your home and property before a storm; this will help if you need to make an insurance claim after a hurricane.
  • 🔦 Compile supplies and make an emergency kit with food, water, batteries, flashlights, and other essential items. Go to ready.gov/kit to make your emergency kit.
  • ⚡️ Keep generators away from vents which can cause carbon monoxide to leak into your home.
  • 🌊 Know your evacuation and flood zone. Go to kyz.pinellas.gov and enter your address to find out which zone you are located in.
  • 🔔 You can also sign up for alerts about hurricanes at pinellas.gov/alert-pinellas to stay informed.
  • ⛑️ Never take any risks with your or your family’s lives. Always put them first over material possessions.

Rep. Luna’s Phone Book

It’s essential you keep a list of the most important numbers to call in case of an emergency during a storm. Here’s my list of relevant numbers from our district.

Print this page for easy access if there’s no power.

Federal
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (800) 621-3362
American Red Cross – Tampa Bay Chapter (813) 348-4820

State
Florida Division of Emergency Management (850) 815-4000
Florida Emergency Information Line (FEIL) (800) 342-3557

Local
Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center (727) 464-3800
Duke Energy (Electricity) (800) 228-8485
Pinellas County Utilities (Water) (727) 464-4000
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (727) 582-6200
St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue (727) 893-7694

ALWAYS CALL 911 if you are in immediate danger and need emergency help.

To find a FEMA shelter near you, text SHELTER and your ZIP CODE to 43362.

As always, my office will disseminate storm information, so follow my official page, @RepLuna, on Twitter and Instagram.

Rep. Luna’s Emergency Kit

Having an emergency kit full of supplies and important documents is essential for your and your family’s well-being during a storm. Here are some of the items I always keep at hand:

  1. Water (one gallon daily per person for 3-7 days)
  2. Food (non-perishable per person for 7 days)
  3. Medications (two-week minimum supply)
  4. Important Documents (in a waterproof container)
    • Insurance Cards
    • Bank Information
    • SSN Cards, Birth and Marriage Certificates
    • Important Phone Numbers
  5. Non-Electric Can Opener
  6. Flashlights and Extra Batteries
  7. Candles and Matches (or Lighter)
  8. First Aid Kit, Sunscreen, and Bug Spray
  9. Portable Battery Bank for Electronic Devices
  10. Full Tank of Gas in Your Vehicle(s)
  11. Toiletries
  12. Battery Powered Radio
  13. Local Maps
  14. Whistle (to signal for help)

Download the checklist below and use it as a guide to make your emergency kit!

You can also create a customized kit that fits your needs by visiting https://ready.gov/kit

Making Sure Our People Are Safe

I spoke at a hurricane preparedness press conference with Senator Rick Scott to spread awareness in our district. 

You can watch the press video below, which contains helpful tips for hurricane season:

My Office is Here to Help

As always, my office is here to serve you. Feel free to reach out to my district office at any time by calling (727) 610-3980 or mailing us a letter at 9200 113th St. N, Office 310, Seminole, FL 33772.

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Let’s stay safe and resilient this hurricane season!

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