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Hillsborough seeks survey answers on hurricane season

The poll runs through June 23 to gauge residents’ plans and concerns.

TAMPA — Hillsborough County is launching a hurricane preparedness survey to learn residents’ plans and top concerns during this hurricane season.

Hurricane readiness is considered especially important in 2020 because of coronavirus and because the season is predicted to have 40 percent more activity than a typical hurricane season. The survey responses are intended to aid the county staff in understanding and addressing residents’ worries and needs and to help the county prepare and educate the public during the hurricane season.

The survey asks about a person’s hurricane readiness, evacuation plans, thoughts on county shelters, and COVID-19 concerns during hurricane season. The survey is anonymous, but it does ask for a zip code.

Go to to take the survey in English or Spanish. Residents also can take the survey by text. For English, text HCstormprep to 73224. For Spanish, text HCStormprepespanol to 73224.

The survey began June 9 and runs to June 23. Hurricane season began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30.

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2020 Tampa Bay Times Hurricane Guide

HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE: Get ready and stay informed at

PREPARE YOUR STUFF: Get your documents and your data ready for a storm

BUILD YOUR KIT: The stuff you’ll need to stay safe — and comfortable — for the storm

PROTECT YOUR PETS: Your pets can’t get ready for a storm. That’s your job

NEED TO KNOW: Click here to find your evacuation zone and shelter

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