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Hurricane/Disaster Resources for Businesses

2020 Pinellas County Hurricane Preparedness Guide

COVID-19 Operations:

Pinellas County Economic Development offices are CLOSED 
We are working remotely to meet the needs of our businesses and clients. Please phone (727) 464-7332. Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m for assistance.

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Emergency Notifications:  Sign up for Alert Pinellas onlineor phone (866) 484-3264 for emergency notifications.  This is a FREE service for Pinellas residents and will allow communications in an urgent situation arises. Your contact information remains protected and confidential. Residents can receive notifications through their mobile devices, computers and landlines. Each member of the household can register.

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Pinellas County Emergency Bulletins

  • ALERT Pinellas an emergency notification service. It is FREE to our residents and will give us multiple ways to get the word to you whenever an urgent situation arises. All you have to do is register your contact information with Alert Pinellas and an automated message will be sent to alert you to local emergencies.
  • e-LERT Hurricane and Safety News
  • Situation Report Emails for Business:
  • Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center: Find disaster resources for business, before, during and after the storm at the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center. Direct communications to ESF-18 | Business registration Preparedness information | Resource identification | Disaster situation reports | Research on business needs | Community outreach and more at

Business Continuity and
Disaster Planning Tools for Business

Disaster Recovery Information


Hurricane Dorian SBA EIDL Loan Deadline Extended to 08/13/2020

  • The SBA Economic Disaster Injury Loan (EIDL) application deadline related to Hurricane Dorian has been extended to Dec. 18, 2019 for businesses located in Pinellas.  SBA’s EIDL offers impacted businesses working capital disaster loans up to $2 million at 4% for small businesses with terms up to 30 years. These loans are intended to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. To be considered for this assistance, businesses need to apply by Aug. 13, 2020.  Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.govPlease phone (727) 453-7200 with questions or for more information.


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