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Water splashes against the seawall along Pass A Grille Way as squalls from Eta move through Pinellas County on Nov. 11, 2020. Though Eta wasn’t hurricane strength when it passed by, it gave an indication of the kind of damage the region could face.
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HURRICANE PREPARATION GUIDE

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  1. This satellite image provided by the NOAA shows five tropical storms churning in the Atlantic basin on Sept. 14, 2020. The storms, from left, are Hurricane Sally over the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Paulette over Bermuda, the remnants of Tropical Storm Rene, and Tropical Storms Teddy and Vicky. A NOAA study released on Wednesday says cleaner air in Europe and the United States is helping trigger a dramatic increase in the number of Atlantic hurricanes.
  2. To alleviate gas prices, lawmakers this year have agreed to suspend collection of the state’s gas tax for a month, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 of this year.
  3. Water splashes against the seawall along Pass A Grille Way in St. Pete Beach as squalls from Hurricane Eta move through Pinellas County on Nov. 11, 2020. Bob Bunting with the Climate Adaptation Center in Sarasota is predicting 22 named storms this Atlantic hurricane season, five of them major hurricanes.
  4. A man makes his way along Bayshore Boulevard in heavy rain amid Hurricane Eta in 2020 in Tampa. Forecasters say 2022 will be another active hurricane season.
  5. A washed-up sailboat leans against a railing bordering the waterfront walking path in Gulfport the morning after Tropical Storm Eta battered Tampa Bay in November 2020. Conditions are favorable for the Atlantic to produce more storms than average for the seventh year in a row.
  6. A jogger makes his way along Bayshore Blvd., in Tampa, Fla. as a wave breaks over a seawall, during the aftermath of Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The Tampa Bay area was spared major damage as Elsa stayed off shore as it passed by. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  7. Apollo Beach is one of many communities in Tampa Bay vulnerable to future flooding as seas rise.
  8. rising threat interactive map preview
  9. Some of Tampa Bay's most valuable real estate sits in flood zones on the water. This aerial photo shows homes in St. Petersburg.
  10. Otto Lohmann walks through a door stained by a water line in Oldsmar after Tropical Storm Eta blew by Tampa Bay in November 2020.
  11. From a plane, downtown St. Petersburg is seen with downtown Tampa in the background, Tampa Bay between them.
  12. Rising Threat tracks interactive social card
  13. Times staff writers Zachary T. Sampson, left, and Langston Taylor explore coastal properties near Shell Street in Satellite Beach on Dec. 19, 2019, while assessing erosion in the city, which officials have described as progressive and attribute to climate change and sea level rise.
  14. Risk graphic
  15. Leland Holland, of Oldsmar, inspects his neighbor's flooded living room after Tropical Storm Eta struck in November 2020.
  16. Water splashes against the seawall along Pass A Grille Way as squalls from Eta move through Pinellas County on Nov. 11, 2020. Though Eta wasn’t hurricane strength when it passed by, it gave an indication of the kind of damage the region could face.
  17. WFLA announced its new Max Defender 8 Chief Meteorologist, Jeff Berardelli.
  18. A car drives through a puddle on July 7 on Buena Vista Drive in Dunedin. Tropical Storm Elsa was the only named tropical system to bring significant impacts to Tampa Bay during the 2021 hurricane season.
  19. Subtropical Storm Wanda has formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
  20. Stay vigilant despite calm weather along the ruins of a structure near Gandy Bridge and all across the tropics, scientists warn.
  21. Jacksonville's Deontre Javan Taylor, 27, was sentenced to two years in federal prison and ordered to repay the $8,038.19 he received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Hurricane Emergency Information

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