In response to the “West Central Florida Flooding 2015 Event” and the issuance of Governor’s Executive Order 15-158, the State Emergency Response Team has activated the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (FLVBEOC) to assist in assessing the impact that local businesses have experienced from the flooding.
If your business is within Pinellas County and was impacted by the recent floods, please click below to complete this
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The survey results will be shared among various state and local agencies to expedite implementation of appropriate disaster relief programs for affected businesses. If you have questions regarding the survey or need further information, please contact Larry J. McIntyre, Emergency Coordination Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (850) 294-7414.
More Resources from Pinellas County
Price Gouging Protection: With the inclusion of Pinellas County in the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency, residents are now protected by the state’s price gouging law. Justice and Consumer Services encourages residents who suspect price gouging to report it to authorities. Effective only during a declared state of emergency, the price gouging law prohibits sharp increases in the price of essential commodities, such as food, water, hotels, ice, gasoline, lumber and equipment that is needed as a direct result of an official declared emergency. Violators are subject to civil penalties of $1,000 per violation, up to a total of $25,000 for multiple violations committed in a single 24-hour period. Residents who have been affected by the flooding and who suspect price gouging can report it to Pinellas County Justice and Consumer Services at (727) 464-6200
Emergency Notifications: Pinellas County Emergency Management offers CodeRED, a free service that delivers valuable updates via phone, text and email to those who register. Sign up for CodeRED online or call (866) 484-3264. 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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