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Tampa Bay Shelters and Resources - Evacuating for Tropical Storm Ian

Hurricane season is upon us and we're focusing our attention on Hurricane Ian. Some people are worried they will have to evacuate while others are preparing in other ways. Thankfully there are a lot of resources available to us in this situation.


Shelters in Tampa Bay Area

Tropical storm IAN is on her way and you don't know where to go. No worries, we've got you covered. This article will give you the tools to get prepared.



What to bring to a shelter during Hurricane Ian

The Tampa Bay area has been ordered to evacuate. Currently, it is not clear when people will be able to return. However, it's essential that you have a plan in place should you need to seek shelter.

There are limited spaces in a shelter. You don't want to be turned away and miss this last-minute chance. This is why you should have your supplies ready so you can bring them with you if needed. But what do you need to pack exactly?

  • Something comfortable to sleep on

  • Clothes

  • Small entertainment such as books and activities

  • Comfort items such as a fan, earplugs, covering for your eyes for sleeping, other hygiene, and medications

  • 1 gallon of water per person per day

  • Non-perishable snacks

There is limited space in a shelter, so be prepared to be in tight accommodations with several other families. Quiet hours are enforced in shelters and it is best to follow guidelines provided by your shelter.



Need help with your Insurance Claim After the Storm?

Santos Public Adjusters will be helping families in the Tampa Bay area recover from Hurricane Ian.

We will help you file an insurance claims so that you can recover exactly what you're owed from the loss.

  • Hillsborough County

  • Pinellas County

  • Pasco County

  • Hernando County

  • Manatee County

Call us at 305-696-7818 to schedule an inspection at no cost to you.


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