Pinellas officials discuss hurricane preparedness

08/07/07 Robert Lorei
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Tom Iovino is the No. 1 expert in Pinellas on hurricane preparedness, and Chris Settle specializes in the host home program.

They came to WMNF today to talk about hurricane prep including: -42 percent of county residents would have to evacuate in case of a Category 3 hurricane -the height of storm surge in Pinellas should a hurricane hit -hurricane emergency kits -evacuation planning -setting up a host home program -special needs evacuations -preparing the home/apartment -window coverings -drinking water/food -The My Safe Florida Home -telephones -mosquitoes -the need for trash bags -flashlights/batteries -fire extinguishers -the most dangerous time is after a hurricane passes and during the clean-up phase (when many accidents occur)

For more info about special needs evacuation, the home host program, or to obtain a Pinellas Hurricane Guide, call (727) 464-4600 or (727) 464-3712.

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