Pinellas County Business Hurricane Virtual Summit

Join this year’s Pinellas County Business Hurricane Summit, held virtually from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22. In addition to discussing challenges and questions the business community has relating to hurricane preparedness, a panel of local representatives will address COVID-19 implications, too.

The summit will be moderated by Mike Meidel, Director of Pinellas County Economic Development, and will feature the following panelists:

  • Cathie Perkins, Pinellas County Emergency Management Director
  • Leroy Bridges, Pinellas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vice President, Digital & Communications
  • Jevon Graham, Clearwater Fire and Rescue Division Chief
  • Josh Boatwright, Pinellas County Marketing and Communications Lead Public Information Officer
  • Pinellas County’s Department of Health

The summit is free, but registration is required at the link here.

For more information, call 727-464-3815


Hillsborough County Small Businesses R3 Grant Funding Programs

Details can be found on the Hillsborough County Rapid Response Recovery (R3) Assistance program page here.

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

2020 Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project
2020 NHC Atlantic Hurricane Season predictions




Public Sector Programs

City of Tampa Hurricane Re-Entry Program

The City of Tampa Hurricane Re-Entry Program is for residents and businesses in the areas most likely to be evacuated during a hurricane event (within Zip Code areas: 33602, 33605, 33606, 33609, 33611, 33616, 33619, 33629 and MacDill Air Force Base 33621 shown on the map). It is designed to make it easier for residents and business representatives to re-enter the area after evacuation orders have been lifted – and to prevent gawkers and potential criminals from entering the area.  For more information, click here.

Secure Florida is an initiative of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Secure Florida’s mission is to protect the citizens and economy of Florida by safeguarding our information systems, reducing our vulnerability to cyberattacks, and increasing our responsiveness to any threat.