5 Things: Preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac

A primer on what you need to know to prepare for severe weather.

With Tropical Storm Isaac estimated to make landfall in Tampa Bay on Monday, here's Five Things you should know about preparing for the storm.

  1. Need sandbags? If you're a resident of Hillsbourough County you can get sandbags at the West Service Unit between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 9805 Sheldon Road.
  2. If an evacuation is called for, the closest shelter to Westchase is located at Hammond Elementary School, 8008 N. Mobley Rd. in Odessa.
  3. Do you know your evacuation zone? If not, go to the Hillsborough County Emergency Management website to find out.
  4. Do you have a pet? Now is the time to figure out where they'd go if an evacuation was called. The closest to Westchase is located at Sergeant Paul R. Smith Middle School at 14303 Citrus Pointe Dr.
  5. Keep a including the American Red Cross and National Hurricane Center.


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