Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 annually. Are you prepared? Check out the information below for links, tips, and contact information that you should know before a storm hits.

A satellite image of a hurricane off of the west coast of Florida
A yellow sign that reads "ARE YOU READY?" surrounded by a dark storm
Palm trees being blown by strong wind

Emergency Preparedness Links

  • 2023 Hurricane Preparedness Guide: This link leads to fantastic and all-encompassing hurricane preparedness documents that Pinellas County publishes each year.
  • Evacuation Level Lookup - Know Your Zone: Enter your address and you will be provided information on not only your evacuation level, but also the closest shelter, the closest special needs shelter, and the closest hotel accommodations
  • Pinellas County Emergency Management: This link provides access to Pinellas County’s Emergency Management website, with information about special needs registration, shelter information, safety tips, and more.
  • Pinellas County Emergency Shelters: In the case of a hurricane, the Town of Belleair does not offer any shelters in Town limits. Rather, Pinellas County coordinates all shelter options.
  • Hurricane Categories Video: This video showcases the differences in impact for each category of hurricane
  • Prepare for Emergencies, Seniors: This American Red Cross page specifies the recommended steps for senior citizens to take in case of an emergency weather event
  • Stay Informed: This is a link with the County's information on how to stay informed during a storm.

2018 Hurricane Symposium Video Footage

On Monday, April 23, 2018, the Town of Belleair joined with the City of Belleair Bluffs to host "Sheltering in Place: A Hurricane Awareness Symposium." The below video footage was recorded at that event edited by Pinellas County Marketing and Communications. Transcripts to this video shall be made available upon request to