Emergency Management


W Friday, September 15, 2023


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to assist residents affected by Hurricane Idalia - the Centre at Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor, open seven days a week, 9am-7pm. The DRC serves as a centralized location where people can access various services and information related to disaster recovery. 

For info, visit https://pinellas.gov/news/fema-disaster-recovery-centers-open-in-palm-harbor-and-st-petersburg-this-weekend/ 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023


Pinellas County, local insurance experts to host hurricane insurance claim webinar Monday, September 18, 6 p.m.

 Latest incident developments

Panelists will review tips for properly assessing risk, available insurance policies, responsibilities after a loss, properly documenting storm damage, and managing the claims process.

• The webinar will be on Monday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m.

• Registration is required to attend the webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gTdkerZhTpyCakIq7ebwLg

Advice & Information for Residents

Register for FEMA assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov, via the FEMA app or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Apply for a low-interest loan for your home or business. The U.S. Small Business Administration is now offering low-interest loans starting as low as 2.5 percent for Pinellas homeowners and 4 percent for businesses to make repairs and cover economic losses from Hurricane Idalia. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ and should apply under SBA declaration # 18118.

• Get updates on Hurricane Idalia recovery efforts by visiting disaster.pinellas.gov

Wednesday, September 6, 2023


Pinellas County continues to work with the State of Florida and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain additional assistance. The FEMA Helpline for pre-registration for assistance is available at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Residents who use TTY may call 1-800-462-7585. Please note, that homes impacted with even a few inches of water may be considered for major damage. For assistance with lodging, food, crisis cleanup, and other services offered by area nonprofits, please visit https://pinellas.gov/emergency-information.

 Friday, September 1, 2023


The swing set and sand volleyball court at R.E. Olds Park are closed until further notice so that maintenance can be performed following Hurricane Idalia. The city hopes to have these areas open as soon as possible and thanks for the community for their patience. 

Tools &  Resources

City of Oldsmar's Emergency Management has created this page to assist our residents & businesses before, during, and after a disaster strikes.  Be prepared take time, plenty of planning, and working together.  Remember, it's not just your home that needs attention. Take a moment and review these tools & resources.

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