Hurricane FAQ’s

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Here are some frequently asked questions on hurricanes. If you can't find what you are looking for please reach out to get pointed in the right direction!

City of Madeira Beach Front Desk

**If you are in need of immediate emergency assistance, call 911**

Please visit the Pinellas County Emergency Management site for a how to guide on shelters. Review the site to help determine when the right time is to go to a shelter as well as a list of local shelters.


For County and State Executive Orders, Resolutions, and Ordinances please visit the sites below:


Please visit the Pinellas County Emergency Management site below for pet friendly shelters and how to register your pet.


Check out the Pinellas County Schools site for more information on school closures due to an emergency: https://www.pcsb.org/Page/15082

If there is an evacuation of the city you will need an Emergency Access Permit to gain access back to Madeira Beach.

To get a permit please see our Emergency Access Permit site: https://madeirabeachfl.gov/emergency-access-permit/.

It is important to make sure you and your family are prepared which may include a business.

Pinellas County has a great resource on what to do before and after a storm as a business owner. http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/businesssolutions.htm


In the event you are evacuated you must leave the City of Madeira Beach. There are a few options you can look into:

Make sure to have a weeks worth of clothing, medication, and other personal items if you do need to evacuate your home. 

Yes, please see the link below for some helpful information for before, during, and after a storm.


Yes, the red cross has a great check list including a list to prep before a storm, supplies list, and what to do after a storm: https://storage.googleapis.com/proudcity/madeirabeachfl/uploads/2020/06/Hurricane-1.pdf

Important Phone Numbers & Websites






  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • National Hurricane Center
  • National Weather Service/Tampa Bay Area
  • NOAA Weather Alert Radio
    • Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) code for Pinellas County: 012103



Pinellas County has a great resource for what to do after a storm passes including:

  • Food Safety
  • Restroom safety
  • Drinking Water
  • Generator Safety
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • Driving Safety
  • Re-Entering the County
  • Debris Cleanup

*During an active emergency please call the Citizen Information Center for more information: 727-464-4333*

Employers, places of worship, civic organizations and community groups are among the organizations that can establish their own voluntary Host Homes pdf programs that they operate for their own employees or members. It gives an opportunity for those within an organization who live in a secure home in a non-evacuation area to open their home to a fellow member of the same organization who must evacuate.

For more information on becoming a Host Home please visit: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/hosthomes.htm

Empty sand bags can be picked up all year round at the Madeira Beach Marina (503 150th Ave, Madeira Beach, FL 33708). You will then have to fill the bags with sand.

During an emergency the city will set up a sand bag station where you can get filled sand bags. The location of the station will be announced on our website, facebook, and email newsletters. If you are unable to go to a sand bag station and need assistance please reach out to the Public Works Department: 727-391-9951 x 400

**If you see a live wire near a tree or house call 911 immediately**

Duke Energy is responsible for restoring power to a residence. Please visit their website below or give them a call to report an outage.

Duke Energy: 800-228-8485

For information on street or storm-drainage flooding, contact Public Works at 727-543-8154. If one suspects a sewer flood/emergency contact Pinellas County (727) 464-4000.

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