Pinellas CountyTropical Storm Eta flooded many homes and businesses in Pinellas County. The following rundown of advice and resources are still applicable to those impacted.

General information

  • FEMA Individual Assistance is not available at this time.
  • Pinellas County is working diligently to document flood damages to apply for potential state and federal emergency assistance, but need individuals and businesses to report damages to ensure all of the damage is accounted for.
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance policies do not cover expenses related to loss of use of the property, like short-term rental housing costs.

The county debris contract was not enacted. Residents should remove debris per their household or local solid waste contractor policies.

If your home is uninhabitable due to flood damage and you need shelter assistance contact the American Red Cross at 1 (800) 733-2767 or 1 (800) RED-CROSS.

If flood damage has occurred

For businesses

The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has launched their Business Damage Assessment Tool for Tropical Storm Eta. This is a first step in getting potential financial assistance for impacted community businesses. The tool can be accessed at