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City Of St. Petersburg Urges Residents To Prepare For 2024 Hurricane Season

Hurricane Michael (NHC)
Hurricane Michael (NHC)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The City of St. Petersburg is urging residents to begin preparation for the 2024 hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30.

The following opportunities are available:

  • Purchase Supplies During Tax-Free Holiday:
  • St. Pete residents are encouraged to stock up on hurricane essentials during the 14-day Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax holiday from June 1-14, and August 24 – September 6.

Read: 1-In-4 Floridians Would Ignore Hurricane Evacuation Warnings: AAA Survey

Examples of tax-free items could include:

  • Flashlights and lanterns
  • Radios
  • Coolers and portable power banks
  • Batteries and fuel tanks
  • Generators

Prepare Yourself:

View the City’s “Good Neighbor Guide to Hurricane Planning” for tips on how to prepare for hurricane season at

Read: Preparing For An Unprecedented 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: NOAA’s Forecast

Look up your hurricane evacuation level at Review Pinellas County’s Hurricane Guide at Find resources from the Florida Division of Emergency Management at

Fill Your Sandbags Proactively:

Did you know the City offers free sandbags year round? Visit the Pavement and Traffic Operations Building, 1744 9th Ave. N, during City business hours, Mon-Fri to get up to 10 free pre-filled sandbags, per household. This location will close during a declared emergency. More information at

Stay Informed:

Sign up to receive emergency notifications with Alert Pinellas at View the latest storm information from the National Hurricane Center at

Visit for timely alerts and information before and after a storm

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