Idalia: Shelter information

Pinellas County has ordered the mandatory evacuation of Zone A, including all mobile homes, effective tonight, Monday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m.

The evacuation order also covers residential healthcare facilities, which began evacuating at 1 p.m. Monday.

Pinellas County recommends that anyone evacuating go to a zone higher than Zone B in case conditions worsen.

Everyone in Zone A and all mobile home parks countywide should complete their evacuations and be in their safe place by Tuesday evening before weather conditions become hazardous.

The county opened a special needs shelter today at 7 p.m. at John Hopkins Middle School, 701 16th Street S., St. Petersburg, for anyone who can arrange their own transport, and additional shelters at 7 a.m., Tuesday.

Some of the shelters will be pet-friendly. The latest shelter information is available at

Nine additional shelters will be open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Campbell Park Elementary School, 1051 7th Ave S, St. Petersburg
  • Carwise Middle School, 3301 Bentley Dr, Palm Harbor
  • Dunedin Middle School (special needs), 70 Patricia Ave, Dunedin (special needs)
  • Gibbs High School (pets), 850 34th St S, St. Petersburg
  • John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg (special needs), 701 16th St S, St. Petersburg
  • Largo High School, 410 Missouri Ave, Largo (pets)
  • Lealman Innovation Academy, 4900 28th St N, Lealman
  • New Heights Elementary School, 3901 37th St N, St. Petersburg
  • Palm Harbor Middle School, 1800 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor
  • Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St, Palm Harbor (special needs and pets)

PSTA buses will begin offering free rides starting Tuesday at 7 a.m. Residents can take their pets on buses as long as they are properly secured.

Special needs transportation will begin Tuesday morning. County staff will contact special needs residents who have pre-registered to arrange transportation to the nearest shelter. If you need help with transportation or have other special medical needs, you can register now by calling the County Information Center (727) 464-4333.

Evacuees are encouraged to stay with nearby family, friends or at a hotel outside the evacuation zone if possible. Residents evacuating do not need to go hundreds of miles, just out of Zone A and Zone B.

Pinellas County Emergency Management

  1. Visit
  2. Download the Ready Pinellas app at
  3. If your property has a landline, call (727) 453-3150 and enter your 10-digit home phone number.
  4. Residents who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact the County Information Center via online chat at


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