The City of Zephyrhills has issued a local state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Ian.

Hillsborough County Officials: Remain Sheltered Where You Are As Hurricane Ian Impacts Felt

Flash flooding and strengthening winds have combined to create hazards making it no longer safe to be on the road.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Flash flooding and strengthening winds have combined to create hazards making it no longer safe to be on the road.

Hillsborough County emergency management officials remind residents to follow safety precautions until the danger of Hurricane Ian has passed.

Remain sheltered where you are. Do not attempt to relocate to a Hillsborough County emergency shelter or any other location.

If you do experience an emergency, call 911 and report the issue. Emergency crews will respond as soon as it is safe to do so.

If there is a need to take cover, find an interior room away from windows and skylights. Bring water into your safe room in case you cannot exit due to storm debris.

If flooding is a threat, turn off electricity at the main breaker.

Keep cellphones and electronic devices charged in case of power loss. Checking in with family through texting or social media can be more reliable than phone service.

In case of electricity loss, flashlights or chemical sticks are safer to use than candles.

Keep storm shutters and windows closed until the storm has completely passed.

Once storm conditions subside, do not leave your home until officials announce that it is safe.

Emergency responders, equipment, and partner agencies are in place and ready to respond to the challenges that Hurricane Ian will bring to Hillsborough County, FL.

Visit Tampafp.com for PoliticsSports, and National Headlines. Support journalism by clicking here to our GiveSendGo or sign up for our free newsletter by clicking here

Android Users, Click Here To Download The Free Press App And Never Miss A Story. Follow Us On Facebook Here Or Twitter Here.

Copyright 2022 The Free Press, LLC, tampafp.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Advertisement

Login To Facebook From Your Browser To Leave A Comment