Pinellas County has sent out the following announcement concerning hurricane Irma….
Pinellas County Emergency Management and the City of St. Pete Beach are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and advising residents to stay updated on the weather and ensure plans are in place. Additional information on preparation plans can be found at http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/bulletin.htm and https://www.fema.gov
According to the National Weather Service, the effect of Hurricane Irma on Tampa Bay is uncertain. Irma is moving toward the west near 14 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest tonight.
The Pinellas County Citizen Information Center is now open for residents until 8 p.m. Residents can call (727) 464-4333 for preparedness questions. The information line is scheduled to be open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday, at this time.
St. Pete Beach residents’ should also sign up for SPB Connect via the city’s website at www.stpetebeach.org for up to date information.