Tampa Bay Prepares

Staff Contact

Cara Woods Serra, AICP, CFM
Comprehensive Resiliency Planner
(727)570-5151 ext. 28

Marshall Flynn
IT/GIS Director
(727)570-5151 ext. 11

About the TBRPC Emergency Management Program

Recent hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, and the tragic events of September 11th have emphasized the need for everyone – families, businesses, agencies and institutions – to be prepared.

This website is part of the official regional awareness program prepared and sponsored by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC), your County Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross and the Florida Division of Emergency Management. We hope you will use the information on this site to make your family and business disaster plans and to ensure your family’s safety and security.

Protect Yourself

Learn how to secure your home and protect your loved ones in an emergency.

Protect Your Business

Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council has developed a disaster survival guide for small businesses.

Community Protection

Learn what local governments and citizens are doing to protect the community from future disasters.

Community Involvement

Learn how you can be involved in protecting your neighborhood, training opportunities, speakers for your group and grant information.

The 2019 Disaster Planning Guide is Available Online

The Tampa Bay Disaster Planning Guide, the region’s official All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guide, includes hurricane evacuation maps for participating coastal counties and information on what you need to do to prepare for hurricane season. Spanish-language versions are also available for select counties.

Click here to view the online version of the official Disaster Planning Guide for the Tampa Bay Region and participating counties’ Evacuation Zone Maps and Shelter Lists.

Statewide Regional Evacuation Study (SRES) for the Tampa Bay Region (2010)

The Florida Division of Emergency Management, Division of Community Planning and Department of Transportation in coordination with the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council have developed the Statewide Regional Evacuation Study for the Tampa Bay Region. This report updates the region’s evacuation population estimates, evacuation clearance times and public shelter demand. The Study was officially released on August 26, 2010, and covers Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties and their municipalities.

Click here to view the Study documents, including the 2010 Storm Tide Atlases for each of the four counties in the Tampa Bay Planning Region (listed above).