Here’s what Pinellas Emergency Management wants residents and businesses to know about Idalia and evacuations.
Pinellas County has a mandatory evacuation order for Zone A, all mobile homes, and all residential healthcare facilities.
Anyone who evacuates should evacuate to a zone higher than Zone B. However, PCEM stresses that people do not need to travel miles and miles from home — they need only go above Zone B. This means that some areas in Pinellas are safe places for evacuees.
Anyone with special needs who needs transportation out of a Pinellas evacuation zone can get a ride starting Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Evacuees who have need can ride PSTA buses for free beginning Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 7 a.m. and yes, PSTA says you can bring “properly secured” pets on the bus. Please make sure your dogs, cats, and snakes are not unsecured.
Those who have questions about Pinellas evacuations should start looking for answers at disaster.pinellas.gov.