Residents and businesses along the beaches and low lying areas in Pinellas County were impacted by Tropical Storm Eta, many incurring damage from the rain and storm surge. They now face issues with insurance and questions about disaster assistance.

To address concerns, Pinellas County Emergency Management and Floodplain Management will hold an online conversation, “Flooding: Face, Fiction and FEMA”, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Moderator Hank Hodde, the county’s Sustainability and Resilience Coordinator, will be joined by Joe Borries, the Pinellas County Emergency Management Operations Manager, Lisa Foster, Floodplain Manager and Jess McCracken, Whole Community Engagement Specialist. Representatives from local municipalities are expected to join the conversation to talk about flooding risks in Pinellas County, disaster assistance and insurance policies in the wake of a flood. Questions will be addressed throughout the event.

Register in advance for this webinar: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information on the event, call Pinellas County Emergency Management at (727) 464-3634 or email