Tampa Bay Weather
Tampa Bay Radar by National Weather Service
Latest local weather forecasts, warnings, watches and advisories.
County-by-County Emergency Management Operational Centers
The Latest from NOAA
Track Driving Conditions at the Florida Highway Patrol
Current traffic conditions can be monitored by all motorists by checking the FHP Live Traffic Report online at: http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/traffic/crs_h501.htm. Motorists may also call 511 for current updates as well.
Safety Tips from the American Red Cross
Consumer Advice from Florida's Attorney General
Victims of any natural disaster, be it a hurricane, flood, or earthquake can fall prey to scam artists out to make an unfair profit. Witness to price gouging? Toll-free hotline at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226) Find out how to protect yourself.
WHEN IS HURRICANE SEASON?
June 1 - November 30
WHAT IS A HURRICANE?
A hurricane is technically a "tropical cyclone" - a weather disturbance which forms in the tropics and is accompanied by thunderstorms and a counterclockwise circulation of winds.
These dangerous storms are classified according to their wind speeds:
1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION
An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 38 mph or less.
2. TROPICAL STORM
An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39-73 mph.
An intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circulation and sustained winds of 74 mph or higher. more info
Prepare for a Hurricane
When it comes to hurricanes and tropical storms, Floridians have learned first hand that it pays to be prepared. There's a lot you can do to make sure you're ready. Survival in a Hurricane
Plan for your Pets
People with pets need to have a plan that includes evacuating with the pets or leaving them with a friend or family member that lives in a non-evacuation area. Pinellas County pet owners can pre-register for a pet shelter by calling (727) 582-2150.
Hillsborough County Pet Evacuation Shelters: Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation
Affected by a Hurricane?
In the event your area receives a Federal Disaster Declaration: Register for Disaster Assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired. More information in English and Spanish.
Tampa Electric Company (TECO)
Customers can call 1-877-588-1010 to report a power outage 24 hours a day, seven days a week through our automated system (which is available in English and Spanish). http://www.tampaelectric.com/