Pinellas news briefs

News on new flood maps
Published May 20

Madeira Beach launches community input survey

Madeira Beach has released a 2019 Community Values Survey on the city’s website and is asking residents, business owners and visitors for feedback in several areas including demographics, city priorities, most utilized services and more. The approximately nine-minute survey has 34 questions about economic development, workforce housing, government transparency, project priorities and more. The survey is available atsurveymonkey.com/r/MadeiraBeach.

Pasadena Community Church seeks crafters

The Angel Outreach Ministry at Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S, is seeking vendors for its annual Crafts and Treasures Sale on Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. An 8-foot table with two chairs is available for $30. Vendors may keep all their profits. All proceeds will benefit families in need. For information call Susan at (727) 565-9482.

Review open for flood map appeals

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has advised Pinellas County that new flood maps, based on revised coastal flood modeling, may affect new property. Some areas are now designated at higher risk of flooding than before, and other areas are now zoned for lower risk than before. From now until July 31, Pinellas County, municipalities and citizens may appeal or comment on the proposed changes, which can be viewed at pinellascounty.org/flooding/fema_firm.htm. Pinellas County will host a Flood Map Community Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on June 11, at the Lealman Exchange, 5175 45th St. N.

Clearwater water fluoridation to begin

The city of Clearwater will begin adding fluoride to its drinking water supply on June 10. The City Council approved the addition of fluoride to the water system in 2016 and 2018. Clearwater Public Utilities will be fluoridating its drinking water to the recommended level of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water. For information, call Clearwater Public Utilities at (727) 562-4960.

Largo joins Alert Pinellas Network

A partnership between Pinellas County Emergency Management and Largo Fire Rescue, will now allow Largo residents who use Alert Pinellas to receive Largo-specific notifications.Alert Pinellas is a tool used by Pinellas County Emergency Management to send text messages, emails and voice calls about severe weather, boil water notices, missing persons or evacuations. To sign up, visit PinellasCounty.org/AlertPinellas or Largo.com/AlertPinellas. For information, contact Largo Fire Rescue Public Educator Summer Mahr at (727) 587-6737 or [email protected]

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