211 is an integral player in the disaster response and recovery in Pinellas County. 211 is responsible for being “in the know” on agency closures and openings to help inform Emergency Management and Pinellas County Human Services. In the event of a hurricane, 211 will receive a tremendous increase in calls from vulnerable individuals and families that need help locating food, water, housing, etc. 211 encourages our clients to be proactive and have a plan.
Please see the links below provided by the Tampa Bay Times as a useful educational prep of first hand experiences of what you could face during a hurricane.