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Hurricane Information


Track the Storm

Hurricane Computer Models
Track the storm by viewing a variety of maps and forecasts. Update
Weather updates as well as a wide range of local information about preparedness

NOAA National Hurricane Center 
See the Projected Path and get the latest updates on hurricanes and tropical storms  (

St. Petersburg Times Online
Local alerts and information related to storms threatening the Tampa Bay area.
This is an interesting and informative site that shows current Satellite views of weather over the U.S.

Florida Travel Links  This is an informative site with extensive links to help you understand and track the storm. The first link on this page (highlighted in yellow) shows an up-to-date "Spaghetti Model" of potential projected paths as well as a model of wind speeds surrounding the eye of the storm.   

Prepare for the Storm

Create your own personalized disaster plan from the Florida Division of Emergency Management

Hurricane Checklist
(to print out) from Bay News9

Diabetes: Tips for Emergency Preparedness from the American Diabetic Assn.

Kidney Disease: Hurricane Emergency Preparedness for People with Kidney Disease
from DaVita, an independent, non-profit, patient-governed dialysis patient organization.
Toll Free Hotline for dialysis patients: 866-877-4242

Build a Disaster Supplies Kit (to print out) from the Red Cross

Before, During, and After the Storm from the Red Cross
Local information (Tampa Bay Area, Florida) about preparedness & Weather updates

Emergency Phone Numbers and Links
Hurricane Help Line 1-800-227-8676

Aging: Administration on Aging Disaster Assistance The Administration on Aging (AoA) responds to the special needs of older disaster victims.
F.E.M.A. Phone 1-800-621-3362 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinates the federal response. FEMA and the Small Business Administration (SBA) provide loans and grants that help disaster victims recover.
Florida Dept Agriculture and Customer Service: Phone: 1-800-435-7352
Florida Division of Emergency Management: Phone: 1-850-413-9900
Pinellas County, Florida, Emergency Management This is a comprehensive local government website for Pinellas County. Many common concerns regarding hurricanes as well as bioterrorism and other disasters are covered on this website.
Red Cross: American Red Cross Disaster Assistance: Phone: 1-866-438-4636

Insurance Hotlines:
Florida Dept. of Insurance: 1-800-342-2762
National Flood Insurance: 1-888-356-6329
Allstate: 1-800-547-8676
Citizens: 1-866-411-2742
JUA: 1-800-636-8511
Nationwide: 1-800-421-3535
State Farm: 1-800-732-5246
USA (Military): 1-800-531-8222
Compiled by N Thompson, ARNP, MSN, Last Updated June 2007
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